The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 17 Feb. 1837, page 3

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STEAMBOAT New England.--This elegant boat was launched at the ship yard of Messrs. Banta & Bidwell, in this place, on Tuesday last, in presence of a large crowd of spectators. The New England is a staunch boat of the first class, built of the best materials and on an improved model. She is to be completed in season to commence her trips between Buffalo and Detroit on the opening of navigation, when she will take a rank among the safest and swiftest boats on Lake Erie.

We learn that another large steamboat is immediately to be put upon the stocks at our ship yard, to be competed early in the ensuing season. Announcements of this kind have become so frequent as to excite but little interest. The building of seventeen splendid steamboats this winter, at the several ports on the Lake, with the numerous other vessels is now on the stocks, is viewed with less surprise than was the completion of two or three steamboats in a single season, ten years ago. Every one is prepared to see the business of the lakes increase in arithmetical progression, and the evidence that it is now doing so is looked upon with as much apathy as would a formal attempt to establish the truth of a mathematical axiom.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 17 Feb. 1837, page 3