"Portage," Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), June 21, 1809 PORTAGE.
Porter, Barton & Co.
Having taken a lease from the state of New-York of the carrying place at the Falls of Niagara , and been at great pains and expense in forming and completing an establishment not only for the portage of goods around the falls, but for the ...
...SOMERS (CATHERINE) - Schooner - 94 tons - 30 crew - 2 guns - broadside, 56 lbs. In 1809
built at Black Rock by Sill, Thompson & Company. Captain Seth Tucker was her first master. She was sold to the government in 1812, renamed the SOMERS, and was one of Perry's squadron under command...
1809? launch Cleveland
...There have been 15 steamboats built upon Lake Champlain since the introduction of steam upon its waters. The first was the VERMONT, built at Burlington in 1809
, of 167 tons and 20 horsepower. 1st. PHOENIX was built at Vergennes in 1815, of 330 tons and 46 horsepower. She was burnt on September 5...
... she called at St. Joseph, and other points. Chicago at this period had only one white man's dwelling, that of an Indian trader. The TRACY in 1809
was wrecked on Fort Erie reef, opposite Buffalo, at which time she was owned by Porter, Barton & Co., of Black Rock, N.Y."
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