The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 1 Oct. 1829, page 3

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We mentioned some time since, that a small steam-boat was building by Captain Burtis, to ply in the Strait, between Detroit and Fort Gratiot, Monroe, Amherstburg, &c. Since that time we have had an opportunity of examining the boat, which appears, so far as we understand such matters, to be a very beautiful model.

She will be launched about the 10th instant, and commence her first trip on or about the 15th. For parties of pleasure, for strangers who wish to view the Straits, and for citizens living on their borders, whose business may call them away from home, this little steam-boat will prove a valuable accommodation. Our citizens generally wish the proprietor (Captain Burtis) a handsome remuneration for his enterprise, and we have no doubt he will get it. It will be precisely that kind of accommodation which has been wanted for many years.

When our beaus wish to treat our belles to the thing that is really handsome, they will engage the steam-boat for an excursion to Grosse-Isle and Malden, or to Lake St. Clair and Fort Gratiot.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 1 Oct. 1829, page 3