The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Puritan (Propeller), 2 Sep 1901

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Charles B. Hopper, traffic manager of the Graham & Morton Transportation Co. of Chicago, arrived in Buffalo last evening and will remain here until tomorrow, when the new stm. PURITAN is expected in Buffalo on the first trip of her weekly trips, which are to be continued between Chicago and this city during the present month.
      Manager Hopper states that the PURITAN, which left Chicago on Saturday afternoon, carries a passengers list of 350 Pan-American tourists, and that the indications of a liberal patronage for the new line are most encouraging.
      The PURITAN was built by the Craigs at Toledo this season, going into commission on July 1st. She is said to be a model of the excursion boat type, is a propeller, built of steeel, and is listed to carry 2,000 passengers. It is also claimed that she can show most of the lake craft a clear pair of heels, having a record of 22 miles an hour.
      She is scheduled to arrive in Buffalo at 7:00 tomorrow morning, but may be somewhat delayed by nasty weather encountered on Lake Michigan. Landing will be made at the Erie & Buffalo dock at the foot of Commercial St.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 2, 1901 2-5

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Puritan (Propeller), 2 Sep 1901