The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady of the Lake (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1842

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Sacketts Harbor, July 1.- LADY OF THE LAKE -This beautiful vessel came into our harbor this morning in fine style. She is from below, having made a trip from Oswego to Kingston, Ogdensburgh and intermediate ports, with Messrs. Munson, Faxton and others, owners on board, also the Utica brass band, and a company of ladies and gentlemen, numbering in all about 300. The LADY is owned in Utica - was built in Oswego since the first of December last, and is, in our opinion, altogether the best steam vessel which floats on our lake. She reflects the highest credit on her industrious and intelligent architect, George S. Weeks, Esq. Her exquisite model - her fine proportions - the plain elegance of her finish - and the good taste displayed throughout, would alone be amply sufficient to give any man an enviable reputation as a ship builder. The LADY is commanded by Capt. J.J. Taylor, of whose capacity for his station and gentlemanly deportment, we have heard much. The owners are delighted with the steamer, and it is no wonder - she made the passage from Oswego to Ogdensburgh in 11 hours, including 3 hours stoppage. Running time 8 hours, distance, in rough seas, 140 miles. Her length of deck is 197 ft., 24 beam, depth of hold 10 ft.; measuring 450 tons burden. Her engine is from the Allaire Works, New York 100 horse power. We congratulate the travelling public on the increased facilities for their accommodation afforded them by the addition of the LADY to the number of our lake boats.-----Journal
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 8, 1842

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Lady of the Lake (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1842