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Ad for The Albany Steam-boats Hope and Perseverance

Picaroon Steam-Boats

This article, if not written by Robert Fulton, was written by someone sympathetic to him and the need for the monopoly.

Newspaper Advertisement for Steamboats

Ad for “The Albany Steam-boats Hope and Perseverance” that traveled between Albany and New York City. Includes an image of a steamboat.

[New York] Columbian, August 21, 1811 – New York State Library call number: BOX 425

Transcript of text:


Hope and Perseverance

The Hope, capt. Bunker, leaves New-York every Wednesday morning, at 9 o’clock, and Albany every Saturday morning at the same hour.

The Perseverance, capt. Sherman, will leave New-York every Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, and Albany every Wednesday morning at the same hour, through the season.

The boats will lie at the foot of Liberty-street in New-York, and in front of the Eagle tavern at Albany.

August 21, 1811