The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), July 4, 1855

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Collingwood Route Steamer Niagara

At a meeting of the passengers on board the steamer Niagara in Georgian Bay, June 26th, the following preamble and resolution were unanimously passed;

Whereas A short and beautiful route has just been opened between Lake Ontario at Toronto, and Chicago, via railroad to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron and Michigan, which as not yet as extensively known to the travelling public as its merits deserve therefore,

Resolved That having made the passage between Chicago and Collingwood in the steamer Niagara, Captain Miller, we hereby commend the route to all persons having occasion to pass between the Eastern States and the great West. It is the shortest passage by water which can be found between the points above named and for both passage and freight it commends itself for speed and economy.

Resolved That the pleasure travelling public can no where find more beautiful scenery cool and invigorating atmosphere, and that delightful alternation of railroad and steamboat which so agreeably diversifies summer excursions. We therefore cordially commend it to those who seek such rational enjoyment and also to those who are prompted to make business journeys.

Resolved That having passed over 1, 200 miles on board the steamer Niagara we can not but commend her as a commodious and sate craft of 1, 100 tons with an extensive and beautiful saloon, comfortable state-rooms and a table supplied with everything the appetite can desire. That Captain Miller is skilful and experienced in his profession, intelligent and courteous in social intercourse, unwearied in his efforts to contribute to the enjoyment of his passengers and that he is entitled to the cordial gratitude of all. We hereby commend the Niagara and her accomplished officers, to the special consideration of the travelling public.

Resolved That the editors at Chicago Toronto, and Oswego be requested to publish these resolutions that they not only may aid this new and delightful route between East and West, but bestow a favor upon business men and show pleasure travellers how this really unrivalled route through the great lakes may be accomplished.

Signed by ... and a large number of others.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), July 4, 1855