The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 Aug. 1818, page 2

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The Steam Boat.--By the politeness of a gentleman who left Buffalo on the 6th inst. we have been favored with the Niagara Journal of the 4th, which says -- "We understand that the Lake Erie Steam-Boat will be finished the present week, and that she will leave here for Detroit, on her first trip, abut the 15th inst."


The Walk-in-the-Water.--The Lyceum have appointed a committee to meet the elegant Steam-Boat, of this appropriate name, expected shortly to arrive at this city; and to report on her tonnage, construction, accommodations, the particulars of her first voyage, &c. The committee will be accompanied by such members, citizens, and gentlemen from the British side of the Strait, as choose to go down on the occasion. The Steam-Boat will come to in Walk-in-the-water Street off Roby's wharf. This celebrated chief is but recently deceased, & amp; must have been unconscious of the double honors about so soon to be conferred upon him. The Walk-in-the-Water is thirteen horse power above the Livingston, and is supposed to be the finest Steam Boat in America, and in the world, excepting that recently launched at New-York, and destined to cross the Atlantic.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 Aug. 1818, page 2