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Walk-in-the-Water Steamship in 1820....

Item # 218009

June 24, 1820

* 1st Steamship on Lake Erie
* Walk-in-the-Water reporting

A page 3 report from Buffalo states that: The Steam-Boat Walk-in-the-Water, left this place...for Mackina [sic], with a full freight and about 50 passengers....her freight consisted...of goods belonging to the American Fur Company, amounting in value of upwards of 100,000 dollars. Other news of the day includes: "Hydrophobia" "Connection of Moon and Weather" "Distressing Fire" and more. Some interesting advertisements including a few slave ads..

Category: Pre-Civil War