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Thames (Steamboat), 20 May 1834


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Steam-Boat THAMES - Our readers will perceived that the steam-boat THAMES is advertised to run between Port Stanley and Chippawa, during the ensuing season. As she is an excellent sea boat, has first rate accommodation for passengers, and Capt. Van Allan is well known for his urbanity of manners and attention to the convenience of his passengers, travellers and others who care to visit this part of Canada, will no doubt, prefer her to any other conveyance. - Liberal
      British American Journal (St. Catharines)
      May 20, 1834

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      THAMES
      ARRANGEMENT FOR 1834.
The Steam Boar THAMES, Capt. H. VAN ALLEN, has taken her station, and will ply between Port Stanley and Chippewa, touching at all the intennediate ports, Waterloo, Buffalo, (Ryerse's Creek or Long Point) and Port Burwell.
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Travellers and Emigrants will find the Cabins and accommodations on the THAMES equal to any Boat on Lake Erie, and may depend on every attention being paid to their comfort and convenience. All Baggage at the risk of the owners.
For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on board, or to Mr. William Duff, Chippewa; Messrs. George M'Knight & Co. Buffalo; Mr. Edward Ryerse, Long Point; John Burwell, Esq. Port Burwell; George R. Williams, Port Stanley. May 1834.
      Buffalo Whig
      June 25, 1834

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      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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route for season
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1834
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McN.E.9456
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Thames (Steamboat), 20 May 1834