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United States (Steamboat), 28 Aug 1834


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MORE COMING. -- Two additional new Steam Boats have just been launched upon our lake---one at Sandusky and the other at Huron. The Sandusky boat, we learn takes the name of the city, and is, says our correspondent, "moddled [sic] like a duck, and will ride the surge like a thing of life." Three hundred and eighty tuns burden, and will be out the first of September.
The other, the UNITED STATES, at Huron, is about the same burden, and will, we trust prove herself a duck in the water also. She will be prepared for service as soon as possible.
      Buffalo Whig
      June 18, 1834

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Quick Passage.- The Steam Boat UNITED STATES, on her last trip, left Niagara Thursday morning, 17th inst. and arrived at this port in the after- noon of the next day, a distance of 321 miles, in 35 1/2 hours, including stoppages, being the quickest trip every made between this port and Niagara.-Ogdensburgh Times.
      Buffalo Whig
      July 30, 1834
     
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      AND YET ANOTHER. - The new Steam Boat UNITED STATES came into our harbor yesterday, for the first time. We have not been on board, but from her appearance on the water, we should say she is one of the first class of boats.
      Western Star, Buffalo
      Friday, August 29, 1834

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      The new steamboat UNITED STATES, Capt. Whittaker, leaves this port at 9:00 this morning for Detroit, &c. We have, at invitation of a friend, made a visit on board of her, and are confident that she will be a great acquisition to the transportation facilities enjoyed by the travelling community on Lake Erie. Of her merits as a sailer, we may speak hereafter, this being her first trip. Her captain is well experienced in the lake navigation.
      Western Star, Buffalo
      September 17, 1834

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      In our notice of the new Steam Boat UNITED STATES, we said her captain was Whitaker, we were mistaken---it is Hart. Capt. Whitaker is captain of a new boat, not yet ready for the lake.
      Western Star, Buffalo
      September 20, 1834

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      LAKE ERIE STEAM BOATS.
      We have frequent inquiries, from distant places, concerning the Steam Boats of these waters.
The following is an extract of a letter to us, received yesterday, and dated. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 8, 1834
"Of your city, and the region west of it, we know, in fact, but little; and form, for the most part, but very erroneous conclusions, in relation to either. We hear, often, of Lake Erie Steam boats, but know nothing of the number, and hardly more of their general character. If not too much trouble, may I ask that you will favour me with the names of the several Steam Boats upon Erie, and the more western lakes? Any facts relating to the business character of Buffalo, &c. would also be acceptable, should leisure permit. "
In compliance with the request of our correspondent, we have obtained from a gentleman who is an extensive owner the names of all our Steam Boats, and those of the British, which we subjoin.
We given them in this form, rather than in a private letter, that it may meet the eye of others, who are making similar inquiries.
      American Steam Boats on Erie and the Upper. Lakes.
      MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA,
      THOMAS JEFFERSON, OHIO,
      SANDUSKY, GOVERNOR MARCY,
      GENERAL PORTER, DETROIT,
      DANIEL WEBSTER, OLIVER NEWBERRY,
      UNITED STATES, ENTERPRISE,
      CHARLES TOWNSEND, DELAWARE,
      NORTH AMERICA, WILLIAM PEACOCK,
      OLIVER H. PERRY, NIAGARA,
      MONROE, GENERAL BRADY,
      NEW-YORK, GENERAL GRATIOT,
      SUPERIOR, ANDREW JACKSON,
      UNCLE SAM, VICTORY,
      SHELDON THOMPSON, CAROLINE,
      WILLIAM PENN, MAJOR JACK DOWNING
      HENRY CLAY,
      British Do.
      MINESSETUNK, THAMES,
      ADELAIDE.
      Of the character of our Boats for strength, speed and elegance, we may challenge any water to a comparison. Many of them are of the largest class, and all well found.
Of facts relating to the business character of our city, we can at this moment do no more than refer our correspondent to our advertising columns; but will write him in a few days, in detail upon the subject.
      Buffalo Whig
      December 17, 1834
     
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1834
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United States (Steamboat), 28 Aug 1834