The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 6 June 1826, page 1

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Albany, May 23

Spirit of the times.--On Sunday morning the canal boat Eclipse, Mr. Caleb Blodget, capt. and owner, arrived in this city, via Lake Erie, and the canal, direct from Ohio, with a cargo of whiskey, pork, and potash. She left Monroe, Ashtabula county, Ohio on Thursday week, towed by the steam-boat Henry Clay to Buffalo or black rock. The horses were taken across the country (a distance of about 125 miles) to Buffalo. She is a fine, well built boat of the largest dimensions. We understand that another, from the same state and of similar dimensions, is on the way. The Eclipse left Buffalo with twenty-four passengers, eight of whom came through. She is the first boat from Ohio. Perhaps a stronger illustration of the spirit of the age,--the facilities of intercourse afforded by our works of improvement between very remote parts of the union, and the prevalent disposition to make the utmost application of them,--can not be easily given.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 6 June 1826, page 1