The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), April 10, 1849

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What A Change! - The number of steamboats on the Upper Lakes, up to the year 1825, was one! On the opening of navigation in the spring of 1848, there were on the entire length of the lakes, 95 steamers, 45 propellers, 5 barks, 93 brigs, 548 schooners, and 128 sloops, with an aggregate tonnage of 153,426 62, one fifth of the whole tonnage of the United States. Some of the steamboats are of nearly 1,600 tons burthen, and of the most splendid and costly construction. Who will attempt to say how numerous the craft on these mighty inland seas, will be in as many years more?

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), April 10, 1849