The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, September 29, 1832

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THE TECUMSEH. — This new and beautiful Schooner the property of Willaim Baby, Esq., will start on her first trip about the middle of the ensuing week. In workmanship, materials, sails or rigging, the Tecumseh is not surpassed by any other vessel of the same class on the upper lakes. Her register is about 50 tons, but she will probably carry sixty. We wish her youthful and enterprising owner success.

THE ARGO. — This little steamer has the fortune still to subserve the convenience of the public. She has been purchased from Capt. Burtis by Mr. L. Davenport, who has placed her on the Ferry between Detroit and Sandwich. Mr. D. has by some judicious alterations forward of her engine rendered her extremely convenient for transporting cattle or teams. She crosses every 15 minutes, with or without passengers.

HORSE BOAT. — While noticing the Argo we must not forget the enterprise of our indefatigable little French Ferry Master, Pierre St'Amour, the skillful and dauntless Pilot of the ice. He has just completed at great cost; a large and substantial scow or flat bottomed boat; to be propelled by horses. We are not imformed of her dimensions; but from her appearance she must be capable of carrying several teams at the same time. We sincerely hope that his exertions to accommodate the public may meet with a liberal remuneration.

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William R. McNeil
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Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, September 29, 1832