The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 19 June 1874

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LOW PRESSURE AND HIGH PRESSURE. - A vessel owner makes the inquiry as to the first high and low pressure steamers ever introduced upon the lakes. As regards low pressure engines, that of the steamer Ontario on Lake Ontario was undoubtably the first on the lower lake in 1816, and the Walk-in-the-Water on Lake Erie. The steamer Pioneer was the first high-pressure boat on the lakes, commencing in 1825.

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In mentioning the ONTARIO, the reported refers to the first American low-pressure engine or the first low pressure engine actually built on the lakes. The British/Canadian steamer FRONTENAC was actually launched some months earlier, though her engine was imported from England.
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19 June 1874
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 19 June 1874