The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thomas Jefferson (Steamboat), 4 Jun 1835

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Steam Boat THOMAS JEFFERSON. -- This splendid boat, of which we recently gave a description, returned to port, from her first trip to Detroit, last evening. She proves herself every way worthy of her name, and justifies the best expectations of her well wishers. Her run to this port, from Detroit, was accomplished in twenty-eight hours, making all her regular stops, at the side ports, staying at Erie three hours, and carrying no more than eight inches of Steam. This for machinery entirely new, is certainly doing well, let who will do better.
      Buffalo Whig
      May 13, 1835 p. 2, c. 7
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      The stm. THOMAS JEFFERSON left here on Monday morning at 1:00 and returning this morning at 4:00; having performing her trip to Detroit and back to this port in 75 hours, stopping at intermediate ports, and laying at Detroit 10 hours, so that running time up and down, inclusive, was about 50 hours.
      This splendid boat leaves here on Saturday, the 6th inst., for the Upper Lakes. Who will lose so favorable an opportunity of seeing the improvements of the west.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 4, 1835 2-3

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Thomas Jefferson (Steamboat), 4 Jun 1835