The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 6 June 1826, page 3

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Buffalo.--...The low grounds where Buffalo creek enters Lake Erie, and where the canal enters the creek, have now the appearance of a sea-port; extensive ware-houses, hotels, &c. have gone up as if struck into existence by the magicians's wand. Where but a few years since the croaking of frogs was the only music that broke the charms of solitude, the bugle from the decks of a procession of canal boats, mingles its notes with the merry peal of the hotel bells--the sturdy mariner of the lake with his "ho, heave o" is busy in loading his vessels for a voyage to Detroit, or transhipping the products of the west, to be passed on the canal, to an eastern market--the emigrants to Michigan crowd the wharves, with health and high expectations depicted in their countenances, anxious to speed their progress over the waves to the wilds of this thrifty scion of the west while you are reminded by the bustle in the departure of a steam-boat, that the element on which the gallant Perry humbled the pride of the British Lion, bears upon its bosom the trophies of Fulton's genius.--Lockport Observatory.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 6 June 1826, page 3