[from Pittsburgh, Oct. 18]

With pleasure we announce that the Steam Boat lately built at this place by Mr. Roosevelt, (from an experiment made on Tuesday last) fully answers the most sanguine expectations that were formed of her sailing.

She is 150 feet keel, 450 tons burthen, and built with the best materials and in the most substantial manner. — Her cabin is elegant, and the accommodations for passengers not surpassed. 

We are told that she is intended as a regular packet between Natchez & New Orleans.

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


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