The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Superior (Steamboat), 27 Nov 1824

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It appears that the Collector at Sandusky does not like the plan of being called out of bed once a week for the acommodation of the steam-boat. Mr. Williams need not give himself any unnecessary trouble; there are enough who would be glad of his office.
      "James Williams, Collector for the district of Sandusky, has published an article in the Sandusky Clarion, informing the proprietors of the steam-boat SUPERIOR, that "in making their arrangements for the next season, they may calculate to enter and clear from that port between sunrise and sunset only." This is rather a singular order; but the source from which it emanated is so exalted, that Capt. Bunker may find it necessary to prepare himself for a conflict, should he have the temerity to disregard it. The following are the weighty considerations which induce the collector to take such commanding ground:
      "This restriction cannot be deemed unreasonable, when it is considered that this is the most important point from Buffalo to Detroit; and if people must be called out of their beds at midnight, at any place, it ought to be some place of less business, and consequently, fewer to be incommoded.
      Bravo! - 3 cheers. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Emporium
      November 27, 1824

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Superior (Steamboat), 27 Nov 1824