The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1839

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p.1 Is Cleveland a Seaport? - This question was put to us a few days ago, by a gentleman recently from England. The Cleveland Herald of the 9th inst., just received, enables us to write an answer. Cleveland is situated on Lake Erie, one of our inland seas. We spent a few days there last autumn, and thought it one of the prettiest places within our knowledge. The Herald says that 70 vessels were then in sight, on the lake. The same paper of Saturday week mentions that there were then in port two brigs, 53 schooners, and one sloop; four large steam-boats - one from Chicago, one from Buffalo, and 2 from Detroit - besides "countless canal boats," loading and unloading. We can readily understand what the editor means by the "countless canal boats," for when we were there the number was so great, and they were so constantly moving about, that we found it very troublesome and difficult to count them. [Commercial Advertiser]

p.3 The truly majestic Steamer, the Great Britain, Capt. Jacob Herchmer, Commander, left our port today, for Oswego and the head of the Lake, being the first of her regular trips for the season.

The St. Lawrence - This new and splendid Steamboat, built in this village, is now completed and is receiving her furniture. From some short trips upon the lake and trial of her machinery, she is judged to be the fastest boat on the lake. She will commence, we understand, her regular trips on Thursday of this week, but her arrangements for running have not yet been announced. [Oswego Commercial Herald]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1839