Mr. Roosevelt, it is stated, is building a Steam Boat, to run on the Ohio and Mississippi, of upwards of 400 tons burthen; which it is supposed will traverse that stream against the current, at the rate of 35 miles a day, which will require six weeks to navigate from New Orleans to Pittsburgh.

N.Y. Gaz.

Steamboat Adventure
Made possible by the Rivers Institute and the
History Department of Hanover College.


How to cite this article:  "Steam-Boat," Western Spy (Cincinnati, Ohio) 26 Oct. 1811, p. 3, available at