Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Fulton (Steamboat), 3 Oct 1835
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Cleveland, August 4.
      A LAUNCH. - Messrs. Giddings & Co.'s new steamboat, the ROBERT FULTON, was launched on Saturday last. She ranks with the largest class of boats, and is intended, we understand, exclusively for freight. We also learn that another boat will be placed upon the stocks immediately, designed for the same service. - Whig.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, August 7, 1835 p.2, c.4

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      Cleveland. August 6.
STEAM FREIGHT BOAT. - The new and splendid Steam Freight Boat, ROBERT FULTON which has been built at this place, was launched into her destined elements on Saturday last. She is owned, and has been built under the immediate supervision of our enterprizing citizen, Chas. M. Gidings. The FULTON is a vessel of 368 tons burthen, will carry 3000 barrels, and is designed, expressly, for the carrying trade between this place and Buffalo, connectiong the Troy and Erie Line of boats on the Erie Canal with the Ohio Troy and Erie Line on our own. The building of this vessel was only commenced a short time since, (the 8th of May) and the builder, Capt. F. Church, who is favorably known as a skilful and experienced workman, is entitled to no small degree of credit, noot mearly [sic] for the despatch with which she has been erected, but for the superior manner in which she has been constructed. Although there is any number of Steam Boats on Lake Erie, we believe that this is the first and only one of the kind designed exclusively for freight. Mr. Gidings, we understand, has in contemplation the construction of another vessel of the same description, which will immediately be placed on the stocks, of 480 tons burthen. [DE WITT CLINTON] This will be ready for business next Spring. We further learn that the same enterprising individual, in connection with Capt. Church, proposes the erection, next season provided our citizens will take a portion of the stock, a Steam Boat designed exclusively for Passengers. This boat, it is contemplated, will make the trip between this place and Buffalo, by daylight; and will cost some $50,000. - Daily Herald [Buffalo].
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, August 10, 1835 p.2, c.5

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      NEW STEAMBOAT. - The new and elegant steamboat ROBERT FULTON, Capt. Hart, leaves this morning for Cleveland. She is built on a new plan, with round stern, of 368 tons burthen, with a high pressure engine of 118 horse power, capable of carrying 2,500 bbls. in her hold, and, though built almost expressly for a freight boat, is capable of accommodating a goodly number of passengers. She will run principally between Buffalo and Cleveland. Owners, - the Troy & Erie, and United States Lines.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Saturday, October 3, 1835

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Robert Fulton (Steamboat), 3 Oct 1835