Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ontario (Steamboat), 11 Aug 1818
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      Steam Boat ONTARIO. - This fine boat continues to ply most successfully between Ogdensburg and Lewiston. It is well fitted up, not withstanding the unfortunate accident that occurred early in the season and the many prejudicial and unfounded reports propagated, receives very liberal patronage and rides the lake with perfect ease and safety.
      The Steam-boat comes within two miles of this village and passengers generally improve the opportunity to visit it. If an admirer of the works of industry and enterprise, what can more completely excite the admiration of the traveler, than to reflect, that but three or four years since a wilderness only could afford him shelter, where now populous villages greet his eyes and offer him welcome? And if a lover of the curiosities of nature, he may here find ample subjects to bestow his admiration: - the Falls, three in number, the largest ninety-six feet, and a series of views, alternately of the picturesque and sublime, seldom surpassed do not fail to excite attention. This route is now rapidly becoming the fashionable one for parties of pleasure to the falls of Niagara, and no part of our country abounds in grander and more variegated views. - Rochester Gaz.
      Rochester Telegraph
      August 11, 1818

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Ontario (Steamboat), 11 Aug 1818