The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Diver (Submarine), 1 Oct 1837

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Sub-Marine. -- Yesterday was launched an elegant boat called the DIVER, which was built for the New York Sub-marine Wrecking Company. We learn that she will make a trip to some of the wrecks in our vicinity in a few days under the command of Capt. Wm. H. Taylor, the inventor of the Sub-Marine armor. ---- N. Y. Express
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 10, 1837

NOTE:- the above does not infer that the DIVER, was to be used on the Great Lakes?

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      A sub-marine armor has been invented by a capt Taylor, by the aid of which any person can safely descend to the bottom of the ocean, lakes, or rivers, walk about with perfect freedom, and pick up any thing worth possessing. An experiment, attended with perfect success, was lately made in the sea, near Sandy Hook. The armor consists of pieces of copper, connected by spiral springs, and the joints covered with India Rubber. The diver is supplied with pure air by means of a long flexible tube. We should think this apparatus much superior to the old fashioned heavy diving bell.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 24. 1837

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Diver (Submarine), 1 Oct 1837