The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Daily Gazette (Buffalo, NY), September 29, 1843

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Propeller PORTER. -- This pioneer of the lakes which was recently re-purchased of the Canadians, has been expeditiously metamorphosed into a fine propeller, and is now ready for service. On overhauling her it has been found that her hull was in excellent preservation, and having been strengthened by the British for belligerent service, she will prove one of the staunchest vessels in commission. Capt. Gager has obtained one of Ericson's improved propellers, and by the aid of an experienced engineer, and a swarm of ship builders, under Gerisham, has converted this strange looking craft into one of the best modelled vessels afloat. She is 400 tons burthen, and if there is wheat enough to be found in Wisconsin to load her, she will return with sufficient to dispel a famine. Of course, her facilities for accommodating passengers, will be in proportion to her capacity for freighting.--Commercial. In addition to the above, we notice on board of her, the original builder, John Carrick, who has been the principle shipwright in the metamorphosis of the PORTER from a steamer to a propeller. We are informed by the captain, that the announcement of her departure in one of the city papers, is premature, but that due notice will be given of her first trip. -- Ed. Gazette

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William R. McNeil
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Buffalo Daily Gazette (Buffalo, NY), September 29, 1843