The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), August 11, 1842

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New York, Oswego And Chicago Line - The New York Sun, of Wednesday, has the following notice of this line of steamers, rightly apprehending the success which promises to reward the enterprizing proprietors, and greatly add to the public accommodation in the navigation of the lakes.

New Mode Of Navigation - A line of schooners, with "steam propellers", has been established between Oswego, on Lake Ontario, and Chicago, on Lake Michigan, passing through the Welland Canal, in Canada. The success of this undertaking was considered problematical, when first suggested; but the enterprise and shill of a few public spirited citizens of Oswego, determined upon making the experiment, which they did, and the result has exceeded their most sanguine expectations. Schooners with propellers now run semi-monthly, between Oswego and Chicago, with as much regularity as a North River stream boat. The usual times made by these vessels, without the aid of sails, is 7 or 8 miles an hour.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), August 11, 1842