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Caroline (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1834


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A very idle tale appears in some of the late papers -- we saw it last in the New York Commercial Advertiser -- namely, that the Steam Boat CAROLINE, built in South Carolina, had reached 'Buffalo Harbour, by way of Quebeck!' Miss CAROLINE is here, but she came via the Erie Canal. -- We believe she is the same that once plied between Albany and Troy. Being too wide for the Canal, one of her guards -- less than a fashionable sleeve -- was taken off, which reduced her to the prescribed dimensions.
      Buffalo Whig
      July 2, 1834 p. 2, c. 7

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NEW DAILY S. BOAT, PACKET, & POST COACH LINE, from Buffalo, thro' various parts of Upper Canada. Arrangements.- The Steam Boat CAROLINE will eave Buffalo every morning at half past 8, during the season, and proceed to Chippawa, (where Coaches will be in readiness to convey passengers, via the Falls, to Niagara, in time to meet the steam-packet CANADA, for the city of Toronto)-thence from Chippawa to Port Robinson, where she will arrive in time to meet the Stage for St. Catharines, and the Packet Boats for Dunville and Gravelly Bay, on Lake Erie.- Passengers visiting the Falls by this line, can remain three hours, and return to Buffalo the same evening.
At St. Catharines, the Stage will intersect the old established Coach lines from Niagara to Sandwich, and to Toronto, by land, in time for passengers to continue their journey thro', without delay, to Hamilton, Brantford, london, Detroit, or any intermediate place on the route. Passengers wishing to proceed from St. Catharines to Toronto, can take the Stage either for Niagara, to meet the CANADA - or to Hamilton, from which place the steamboat QUEENSTON runs daily to and from the metropolis.
RETURNING.-Leave St. Catharines every day, at 10 o'clock A.M., or immediately after the arrival of the Western Stage, and proceed to Port Robinson in time to meet the steam- boat CAROLINE, for Buffalo, and the packet-boats for Dunville and Gravelly Bay-at all which places of destination they will arrive about 6 the same evening. Fare through, from Buffalo to St. Catharines, Two Dollars.
All Freight entrusted to their care, will be promptly forwarded to any point on the Welland Canal, or Grand River, or to any ports on Lakes Erie or Ontario, at the lowest rates. Agents, PRAll, TAYLOR &CO., Buffalo; W. HEP. BURNE, Chippawa; D. M'FARLAND, Port Robinson; A.S. ST. JOHN, Dunville; G. RYKERT & CO. St. Catharines.
The Proprietors beg leave to intimate to the publick the superiour [sic] advantages of this line, over every other now in operation, as follows: 1st. The inconvenience of passing the ferry, at Black Rock, is avoided. 2d. Passengers may leave Buffalo in the morning, and reach Port Robinson, Gravelly Bay, (now Port CoIborne) Dunville, (on the Grand River,) Thorold, St. Catharines, Port Dalhousie, or even Hamilton, the same day-and vice versa.- 3d. A regular daily communication is likewise opened, by this arrangement, between Port Dalhousie, Dunville, and Port Colborne, and all the intermediate points. A steam-boat is now building on the Grand River, with the intention of extending this line to the Plaster beds, the Rapids, and Nelles' settlement, the present season; and to Brantford, on the opening of navigation in the spring--of which due notice will be given.
For Freight or Passage, apply to either of the above named Agents- at E. W. Stephenson's Stage Office, St. Catharines, or to Captain Ballentine, on board the CAROLINE.
      Buffalo Whig
      July 23, 1834
     
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      LAKE ERIE STEAM BOATS.
      We have frequent inquiries, from distant places, concerning the Steam Boats of these waters.
The following is an extract of a letter to us, received yesterday, and dated. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 8, 1834
"Of your city, and the region west of it, we know, in fact, but little; and form, for the most part, but very erroneous conclusions, in relation to either. We hear, often, of Lake Erie Steam boats, but know nothing of the number, and hardly more of their general character. If not too much trouble, may I ask that you will favour me with the names of the several Steam Boats upon Erie, and the more western lakes? Any facts relating to the business character of Buffalo, &c. would also be acceptable, should leisure permit. "
In compliance with the request of our correspondent, we have obtained from a gentleman who is an extensive owner the names of all our Steam Boats, and those of the British, which we subjoin.
We given them in this form, rather than in a private letter, that it may meet the eye of others, who are making similar inquiries.
      American Steam Boats on Erie and the Upper. Lakes.
      MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA,
      THOMAS JEFFERSON, OHIO,
      SANDUSKY, GOVERNOR MARCY,
      GENERAL PORTER, DETROIT,
      DANIEL WEBSTER, OLIVER NEWBERRY,
      UNITED STATES, ENTERPRISE,
      CHARLES TOWNSEND, DELAWARE,
      NORTH AMERICA, WILLIAM PEACOCK,
      OLIVER H. PERRY, NIAGARA,
      MONROE, GENERAL BRADY,
      NEW-YORK, GENERAL GRATIOT,
      SUPERIOR, ANDREW JACKSON,
      UNCLE SAM, VICTORY,
      SHELDON THOMPSON, CAROLINE,
      WILLIAM PENN, MAJOR JACK DOWNING
      HENRY CLAY,
      British Do.
      MINESSETUNK, THAMES,
      ADELAIDE.
      Of the character of our Boats for strength, speed and elegance, we may challenge any water to a comparison. Many of them are of the largest class, and all well found.
Of facts relating to the business character of our city, we can at this moment do no more than refer our correspondent to our advertising columns; but will write him in a few days, in detail upon the subject.
      Buffalo Whig
      December 17, 1834
     
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ADVERT --- FOR CHIPPEWA and PORT ROBINSON
      The Steam Boat C A R O L I N E, will leave the
      dock of Pratt, Taylor & Co., foot of Commercial St.
      for the above ports, every morning, at half past 8.
      Western Star [Buffalo]
      July 31, 1834
     


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on the lakes
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1834
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William R. McNeil
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Caroline (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1834