The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 23 May 1826, page 2

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Emigration.--It was feared by many; that the pressure of the times and scarcity of money at the eastward, would tend greatly to retard emigration to this country the present season. If, however, people continue to pour in as they have done thus far, we shall gain a much greater accession to our population than in any former year. It is but fourteen days since the first vessel arrived here from Buffalo, and already more than one thousand persons have landed on our shores. The taverns are constantly filled, and the stages, of which about a dozen, besides extras, leave the city every week, are crowded.

Arrivals.--The steam-brig Superior, and steam-boat Enterprise, arrived here on Saturday morning last, filled with passengers. The Enterprise is about 220 tons burthen, built at Cleaveland, Ohio. The Clay arrived yesterday with about 70 passengers.

Steam Brig Superior.--On Saturday last, we had an opportunity of examining the improvements of this elegant vessel, and fully concur with the editors of the Buffalo Journal in the following notice of her.

"This vessel is now in fine condition, and is fitted up in a style that does great credit to the enterprise of her owners, and the taste and judgment of Capt. Sherman. She has undergone a thorough repair during the past winter, and improvements have been made that render her eminently worthy of the increasing patronage of the public. The floor of her dining cabin has been sunk about 14 inches, and its length increased nearly one third. The births [sic], 40 in number, have been fitted up anew, and the whole finished in a style of magnificence seldom equalled in public conveyances of this kind. The ladies' cabin has also undergone many improvements, both in accommodations and furniture. The steerage has been enlarged, and every part destined for the convenience of passengers, has received great improvements in the alterations. The width of her deck has been increased six feet on each side by the addition of guards to her quarter. The internal arrangements of the boat are made with a commendable regard to convenience, as well as elegance; and we feel a pride in saying that her cabins and furniture excel any thing which we have seen on the North River and Sound boats. The Superior is a fine sea boat, and with her present accommodations, united with the politeness and attention of Captain Sherman, a passage up the lake during the summer months cannot fail to prove highly interesting and pleasant.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 23 May 1826, page 2