The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New England (Steamboat), 27 May 1837

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Another Steamboat: Among the numerous steamboats brought out this season, the New England, which left our harbor, yesterday afternoon well laden for the west, is the latest which has come under our notice. She was built during the winter past, at Black Rock, under the superintendence of Mr. J.W. Banta and is a handsome specimen of workmanship.
      The New England measures 450 tons burthen; deck 165 feet; beam 26 feet. She is propelled by one of Allaire's low pressure engines, and will carry in addition to passengers, and baggage, a freight of 2, 500 barrels.
      Although fitted for carrying freight as well as passengers, the cabins of the New England are fitted up in a style inferior to no boat on the Lake. We were really surprised to find such taste and elegance displayed in this department. The Gentlemen's cabin contains 30, and the Ladies, 16 berths, besides 4 state rooms--all richly furnished, and what is vastly convenient to the tallest sort of men, and cabins are of very liberal height.
      The New England cost some &45.000 and is owned principally by Messrs. J. Sahar & Co., and J. Mayhew, of this city; and Messrs. Gillespie, Joyce & Co., of Cleveland. She is commanded by Captain C. Burnett, and will run regularly between this port and Detroit. Agents, Colson & Cooke, and J. Saltar & Co,
      Buffalo Daily Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, May 27, 1837

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New England (Steamboat), 27 May 1837