The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tecumseh (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1849

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The Steamer TECUMSEH made her appearance in this port this morning, for the first time. She is a new steamer, built at Detroit, and will run for the present between this port and Cleveland. She is neatly fitted up, having an upper cabin, state rooms, &c., with accommodations for about one hundred passengers. She is commanded by Capt. Martin, who is well known on the lakes as an experienced officer.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 12, 1849

the above TECUMSEH was not a new steamer, likely rebuilt and new to Buffalo. She was built in 1838 as steamer FAIRPORT, burned lake St. Clair in 1844 and rebuilt as TECUMSEH, employed in towing and lightering on the St. Clair flats until 1849.

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" The steamboat TECUMSEH (formerly FAIRPORT) got aground in a fog on Thursday below Newport, on the American side. The TECUMSEH has been employed, we believe in lightening boats and vessels over the Flats." - Detroit Adv. of Monday last
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Thurs. morning, May 7, 1846

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Tecumseh (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1849