The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., April 27, 1842

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Launch. - Yesterday afternoon took place the launch of the beautiful Steamer Lady of the lake, in most elegant style, in the presence of a large concourse of our citizens, without any accident or other impediment in the gratifying performance. This boat is to help form the daily line between this port and Lewiston, and is owned by citizens of Utica.

She is one of the largest class of steam-boats, being 196 feet long and 24 feet beam - is a splendid specimen of boat building, her style and finish being unsurpassed by any thing on these waters. the other da we spent a half hour most pleasantly in her examination, and although such matters ae rather out of our line, we give it as our opinion that her model is every way calculated for speed; and while it is symmetry itself, due regard has been paid to her strength and sea-worthiness.

She was built by Mr. George S. Weeks, and will add another laurel to the many he has already won in the line of his business. he has proved himself "no journeyman," and we hope it may never again be said of Oswego that she has employed as superintendents, gentlemen from abroad, at exorbitant prices, when she has such excellent mechanics at home. Her painting is elegant and does great credit to Mr. Mackenzie, who has the charge of this department.

She is propelled by a low pressure engine of 100 horse power; and will be commanded by Capt. J. J. Taylor, a gentleman who has long been most favorably known as a seaman and engineer on our lake, and whose urbanity and gentlemanly deportment have endeared him to a large circle of friends and acquaintance. Such a boat, owned by gentlemen who appear to study the interest of our village as well as their own, with such a commander, cannot but be viewed favorably by our citizens, and we doubt not will soon become a favorite with the public generally.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., April 27, 1842