The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Telegraph (Steamboat), 21 May 1850

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The new stmr. TELEGRAPH NO. 1, James W. Abbott, Capt. Augus McDonell, Mate, James Caldwell, Clerk, Joe Presley, Engineer, will run regularly for the season between Detroit, Port Huron and Sarnia, as follows.
      Leaving Detroit every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 A.M.; Port Huron and Sarnia every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 8 A.M.
      The TELEGRAPH is a comfortable and safe boat - has been fitted expressly for the River Trade, having ample accommodations for passengers and freight, is under the command of gentlemanly and obliging officers, and every exertion will be made to render her worthy of patronage. By the above arrangement, the boat will arrive at Port Sarnia to meet the line of stage from London, C.W., being the shortest and most speedy route. Stages leave London every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and arrive at Port Sarnia same day, returning on the following day, Fare $1.25 from Detroit to London, and vice versa; being lower than by the way of Chatham.
      James Abbott.
      N.B. The TELEGRAPH will leave from the foot of Woodward Ave., on her first trip Wednesday, 22d May, 1850, at 9:00 A. M.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 21, 1850

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Telegraph (Steamboat), 21 May 1850