The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alciope (Steamboat), 23 Apr 1828

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Unsuccessful launch last Monday of the ALCIOPE NEPTUNES FAVORITE - The name of the Steam Boat now building at our Navy Yards. The day was wet and cold but a considerable number were here from York. The launch was attempted the next day. The weather was fine but it was only partly successful. She moved gracefully till her middle arrived at the water's edge and there she remains fastened on the bank. -- (April 24, Niagara Herald)
      St. Catharines Journal
      April 23, 1828

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      NEW BOAT ON LAKE ERIE. -- The last York, U. C. Courier says: "The new British boat building at Chippewa for Lake Erie, will be ready by the 1st June. She is 200 tons burthen -- is to be worked by the engine lately used in the ALCIOPE, the power of which has been increased to 70 horse; which will make the new boat the fastest on Lake Erie. She will ply between Chippewa and Sandwich, touching at all the intermediate British ports, and calling at Buffalo to take in emigrants, &c., for the western parts of Canada."
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Tuesday, May 1, 1832

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Alciope (Steamboat), 23 Apr 1828