Messrs. Editors: - I had the pleasure of passage with Capt. Atwood, on the steamer TROY, on her first trip from Maumee City and Monroe to this place, arriving this morning. The TROY is a magnificent boat, built during the past winter and spring by Capt. Atwood and Messrs. Clark & Forsyth, of Maumee, and designed for the trade between this place and the two ports above mentioned. Her dimensions &c, are as follows: length 183 feet; extreme breadth, 48 feet; breadth of beam, 27 feet; depth of hold 12 feet; length of upper cabin 104 feet length of ladies cabin, 40 feet; length of steerage cabin, 56 feet. She is 550 tons burden has 40 state rooms, and is capable of accommodating from 250 to 300 passengers comfortably. I have passed across the lake several times, but never was better pleased with the boat itself, or the management of the captain and crew, than I have been this time, and this I know to be unanimous feeling of the passengers of the TROY.
Captain Atwood, since the wreck of the FULTON, last fall has been busily engaged preparing for, and building this boat, and he now comes before the public for a share of patronage. He deserves a large one, and I trust he will have it.
(signed A. Wolverine.)
Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
Friday, July 4, 1845
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