The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Winnebago Chief (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1829


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From the Detroit Gazette
      STEAM-BOAT ON FOX RIVER. --- The steam-boat " WINNEBAGO CHIEF," built by J.P. Arndt, at Green Bay, was launched about the 1st inst. She is intended toply between the foot of Winnebago Lake (a beautiful sheet of water) and the Portage of the Ouisconsin, a distance of one hundred and forty miles. A tripthro' the Rice Lakes in a steam-boat must be highly gratifying to the summer travellers, who seek either health or recreation.
      To the above notice we can add, that the engine for the " WINNEBAGO CHIEF "is now building in this village, by Mr. P.B. Andrews, and when finished will be the third steam engine built at this place, and the only ones ever built in the vicinity of the lakes. Experience has proved it to be a moral certainty that steam engines can be built cheaper at Cleveland than at any other place on the lakes, and for much less than they can be purchased and transported from Pittsburg or Albany.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Thursday, June 18, 1829 p.3 c.1


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launch
Date of Original:
1829
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McN.E.4566
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Winnebago Chief (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1829