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General Gratiot (Steamboat), 27 May 1832


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      SEASON ARRANGEMENT - 1832

      GEN. GRATIOT, A. Edwards, Master,

      Will run regularly, (wind and weather permitting,) to and from the following ports, viz: St. Clair, Black River, and Fort Gratiot, Monroe, Vistula and Maumee.**
      The GEN. GRATIOT will leave Detroit every Monday morning at 8 o'clock for St. Clair, Black River and and Fort Gratiot, where she will arrive the same evening. Returning, will leave Black River every Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock, and run up to Fort Gratiot, from which place she will start for Detroit at 8 o'clock the same morning, and not call at Black River on her way down.
      Will leave Detroit every Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, for Monroe, Vistula and Maumee, arriving at the latter place same evening. Returning, will leave Maumee at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, calling at Vistula a little before 10 o'clock - from thence to Monroe, which place she will
leave for Detroit at 3 o'clock the same [Thursday] afternoon of every week.
      Will leave Detroit every Friday at 2 o'clock P.M. for Monroe. Returning, will leave Monroe every Saturday morning at 8 o'clock and arrive in Detroit, in time for passengers to take the Steam Boat for Buffalo the same afternoon.
      The GEN. GRATIOT will be precise in starting at the hour advertised. In leaving Detroit she will always start from the wharf of Messrs. DEMING & WHITING, at which place all freight must be delivered half an hour before the time of leaving.
      For freight or passage apply to the Captain on board, or to either of the following Agents.
      DEMING & WHITING, Detroit
      WM. BROWN, Cottreville
      PORTER & POWERS, Palmer
      JONATHAN BURTCH, Black River
      J. HOLLISTER, & Co., Perrysburgh
      JOHN E. HUNT, Maumee
      Detroit, April 25, 1832 52tf
      Detroit Democratic Free Press
      May 27, 1832

      . . . . .

      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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advertisement of route
Date of Original:
1832
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McN.E.8451
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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General Gratiot (Steamboat), 27 May 1832