The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niagara (Canal boat), 28 Sep 1849


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CANAL STEAM PACKET. - The NIAGARA, a steam packet, intended to run in connection with Doyle's line of packets, arrived at this place today, from Cincinnati. She is propelled by two engines of 15 horse power each, which are set in motion by a locomotive boiler. The wheel is in the stern. Her speed is about 5 miles per hour. Her cabin is a good size, and being wider than that of other packets, is capable of accommodating a greater number of passengers. We have our doubts whether the experiment of navigating canals by steam, which has been often tried and abandoned upon the Erie canal, will ever be found practicable, though we must confess that the NIAGARA is a very neat boat, and has fine accommodations. - Toledo Republican
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      September 28, 1849


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1849
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McN.E.3040
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Niagara (Canal boat), 28 Sep 1849