The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Congress (Propeller), 15 Apr 1868

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The Belle City Propeller Line, 1868 - This line will comprise
4 screw steamers, viz: the DICTATOR, NEPTUNE, CONGRESS, and
another boat which will form a tri-weekly line between Buffalo
and Racine during the coming navigation season. At Racine close
connection will be made with the Western Union Railroad, which
affords a short cheap and direct route to Southern and Western
Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Minnesota and Upper Mississippi
River. One of the boats of this line will, during the season of
navigation, leave the foot of Main St. every Tuesday and Friday
evening, where freight will be received for all points west.
T.M. Moore, No. 1, Main St. is the Buffalo agent for this line.
His large experience in the transportation business on the lakes,
and his deserved popularity as a genial courteous gentleman, is
alone enough to make the Belle City Line a favorite with the
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1868 3=4

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Congress (Propeller), 15 Apr 1868