Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sale of Lake Ontario Steamers
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 2 Nov 1867
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SALE OF LAKE ONTARIO STEAMERS.--We find the following in relation to the sale of the American Company's steamers on Lake Ontario.

The steamboat arrangements on Lake Ontario will next season be materially changed. The American Steamboat Company has sold its boats and will dispose of its other property, and retire from the Lake. The Royal Mail Steamboat Company of Canada has recently purchased the steamers Bay State, Ontario, Cataract and Lord Elgin, and they will soon be formally delivered. All these boats but the Bay State are now lying in our harbor, and she is making semi-weekly trips along the south shore. The Royal Mail Company has also purchased, it is said, the steamer Corinthian, a British boat, running between this and the north shore ports opposite. The Corinthian was built in the style of the Royal Mail boats, so as to pass the St. Lawrence canals, and the owner, Mr. Gildersleeve, no doubt contemplated putting her into that line at some future day. It is understood that she will be transferred to the Mail line in the spring and that another boat will take her place on the route to this port.

Item Type
The bulk of the article was copied by the Buffalo paper from an unidentified Rochester paper, so "our harbor" and "this port" refer to Charlotte, NY.
Date of Publication
2 Nov 1867
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.25506 Longitude: -77.61695
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Sale of Lake Ontario Steamers