The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 12 May 1820, page 3

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Lake Erie Steam-Boat

Will during the present season, sail on the following days, to wit:
From Black Rock at 9 A.M.
May 1, 11, 21, 31,
June 10, 20, 30
July 10, 20, 30
Aug. 9, 19, 29,
Sept. 8, 18, 28,
Oct. 7, 18, 28,
Nov. 7, 17
Fr. Detroit at 4 p.m.
May 6, 16, 26,
June 5, 15, 24
July 5, 15, 25,
Aug. 4, 14, 24,
Sept. 2, 13, 23,
Oct. 3, 13, 23,
Nov. 2, 11, 22,

The Trips in the month of November must depend upon the season. The usual passage between Buffalo and Detroit is two days and a half. The Boat, on her way up and returning will stop to receive and land passengers at the following places, if practicable--Erie, Grand River, Cleaveland, and Sandusky Bay.

It is intended, during the present season, to make two trips to Michillimackinac. For every trip so made, one day of sailing from each port as above mentioned, must be omitted. Of the commencement of the first trip, seasonable previous notice will be given. On the second trip for Michillimackinac, the Boat will leave Black Rock on the 9th of August. Families, with their baggage, will be carried on low terms, and freight will be taken at the usual prices; but all baggage and freight will be received only on the conditions stated in the following


Pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Lake Erie Steam Boat company, public notice is hereby given, that all goods, wares and merchandise, furniture, plate, jewels and specie, which may be shipped or transported on board the steam boat Walk-in-the-water, belonging to the said company, shall be at the risk of the respective owners or shippers thereof, and that the said company, or the stockholders thereof, will not pay, nor hold themselves, either individually or as a Company, responsible or liable for any loss or damage which may happen in the shipment, transportation or delivery of either or the articles aforesaid; and that the Captain of the steam boat is to receive no freight but upon the conditions in this resolution mentioned.--J.I. OSTRANDER, sec'y
Albany, May 30, 1820

This Boat is of the burthen of 330 tons; has navigated Lake Erie nearly two seasons, during which her strength and power to withstand the heaviest gales and most boisterous weather on the Lake have been fully tested, and her superiority over other vessels has been publicly acknowledged. Since the last season she has been thoroughly repaired, has excellent accommodations, is supplied with the best of provisions and stores; and in attendance, no exertion will be wanting, which attention, and a desire to oblige, can supply. On board of this Boat therefore are combined, expedition, ease, comfort, and convenience in travelling, which the traveller very rarely finds united.

Albany, March, 1820.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 12 May 1820, page 3