The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., May 12, 1819

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Buffalo, April 4.

The Steam Boat Walk-in-the-Water, started on Friday last for Detroit, with one hundred and fifty-six passengers. In overhauling the Machinery some defects were remedied, and the improvements and those of lessening the diameter of the Water Wheel, which by the same power is enabled to make a greater number of revolutions in a given time, have had the effect to increase her speed nearly two miles an hour; and it is expected that the velocity will be sufficient to carry her up the rapids at Black Rock.

The commencement of the season is very auspicious, and it is conjectured that she will perform a passage in seven days, during the summer. The trip to Mackinaw which will take place in June, will undoubtedly attract a very considerable number of passengers, whose curiosity will be amply gratified by the splendid scenery of these inland seas.

The Island of Mackinaw and the surrounding country in particular, is said to exhibit one of the most picturesque views in the world.

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    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Richard Palmer
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., May 12, 1819