The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 24 Nov. 1817, page 2

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Steam Boats.--A person recently from the State of New-York, informs that a company of gentlemen in that State contemplate building a Steam Boat on lake Erie the ensuing summer. That a large profit will be realized by the enterprising projectors, can be no more doubted than the utility of the undertaking; for it is known, that from the 10th of May last to the 10th of the present month, not less than 15,000 dollars have been paid by passengers to and from this place alone. The price for passage from Buffalo to this place is $15,00--by means of a good Steam Boat this tax upon travellers would probably be reduced $3 per cent, and hundreds who are deterred from visiting these parts, in consequence of the uncertainty of having a quick and pleasant passage in schooners, would not hesitate to embark on board of the Steam Boat. We confidently hope that the company will persevere.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 24 Nov. 1817, page 2