The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Singular arrival
Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 29, 1817

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Cincinnati, (Ohio)- July 4.

Singular arrival. - Arrived at this port on Monday morning last, (30th June) a small schooner built boat of about six tons burthen, 30 days from Rome on the Mohawk river, state of New-York! The boat was conducted by Capt. Dean and four Indians; - passengers, two squaws and an Indian boy. It was a handsome mode, painted in a neat style, with two masts and sails, and an appropriate flag.

They sailed hence on the same day for the Wabash; their avowed object is to enter lands on behalf of their tribe, and then to ascend the Wabash to its source, cross over with their boat to the Maumee, and return by the way of Lake Erie. This boat left Rome on the 1st of June, passed into Lake Ontario by way of Wood Creek, Oneida Lake and Oswego River, and after navigating the southern coast of that Lake, was conveyed round the falls of Niagara on wheels, eleven miles, then by the way of Buffalo, across the end of Lake Erie to the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek, and up it to a portage of eight miles and a half across to the head waters of the Allegany river. It arrived at this place, after passing two portages amounting to nineteen and a half miles! During this time they were detained nearly ten days by head winds and rains.

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Richard Palmer
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Singular arrival