The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 17, 1881

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Erie Gazette: "On the 25th of May, 1837, Gen. Reed's steamboat James Madison came into this port from Buffalo with upwards of 1,000 passengers and a heavy cargo of freight. The Madison cleared $30,000 on this single trip. She was 700 tons burden. Those early steamboat days, before the time of railroads and palace cars, were the most prosperous times ever known on the lakes. Very often a steamboat would more than pay for herself in one season."

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 17, 1881