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Michigan (Steamboat), 1 Oct 1833


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The new Steam Boat MICHIGAN, lately built at Detroit, arrived here on her first trip down the lake, on Sunday last. The MICHIGAN is an elegant boat of 500 tons burthen, fitted up and furnished in the best style. In point of size she is only inferior to the ill-fated WASHINGTON; and in splendor and beauty of finish, superior. She will now "bear the palm alone." --- Advertiser
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      October 19, 1833

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      STEAM BOAT EXCURSION ON THE UPPER LAKES.
The S. Boat MICHIGAN, Capt. W. T. PEASE, will leave Buffalo on Thursday, the 10th July inst. at 9 o'clock, A.M., for the Sault de Ste. Marie, (foot of Lake Superiour [sic],) Mackina and Green Bay, touching at the ports on Lake Erie
and Detroit.
This trip will embrace a distance of nearly 2000 miles, during which passengers will have an opportunity of viewing the splendid scenery of lakes Erie, St. Clair, Huron, Superiour and Michigan, and the Rivers, Straits, and Bays
connected with them.
The Michigan is a new and superiour boat, of about 500 tuns burden, propelled by two power. fullow pressure engines, and finished and fur. nished in a style not surpassed by any boat in the United States.
On Thursday, the 12th August, she will leave Buffalo for Mackina, Green Bay, Chicago, Michigan City, St. Joseph, and the mouth of Grand River, of Lake Michigan.
Berths or State Rooms can be secured for either the above trips, by application to the Captain, on board, or to the Agents, at Buffalo. BARKER & HOLT. OLIVER NEWBERRY, Agents, Detroit. July 2, 1834.
      Buffalo Whig
      July 2, 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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first trip, &c.
Date of Original:
1833
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McN.E.7260
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Michigan (Steamboat), 1 Oct 1833