The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette (Cleveland, OH), Wednesday, May 23, 1838, page 2
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The Albany Evening Journal referring to an advertisement of the Steam Boat PENNSYLVANIA and CONSTELLATION for the Upper Lakes, says "they are both crack boats." The Journal adds:

"The CONSTELLATION, in all but her frame, is our old favorite boat, so long commanded by Captain Cruttenden, on the Hudson River. Two years ago, having performed ten years good service here, the old CONSTELLATION was purchased by Messrs. Barker & Holt of Buffalo and R. Hunter & Co. of this city. The engine, boilers, furniture, &c. were taken to Buffalo, where a new CONSTELLATION was built for the Lakes. This boat is commanded by Captain Gager, of this city, who is an experienced and excellent officer. The hull of the old CONSTELLATION was pur chased by James Savage & Co. and converted into a staunch tow- boat, which now runs in the Albany and Buffalo Line. Few boats ever yielded a better return for the capital invested than the old CONSTELLATION. May the new CONSTELLATION be equally prosperous."

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William R. McNeil
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Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette (Cleveland, OH), Wednesday, May 23, 1838, page 2