In the Newspapers: Announcement that Mr. Fulton's steamboat was "performing her voyage without sails, and in opposition to the wind and tide."
“Mr. Fulton’s Steam-boat left the North River on Monday between one and two o’clock in the afternoon; at 10 o’clock in the evening she was opposite Tappan; between 2 and 3 o’clock on the following morning she was seen 6 miles beyond Newburgh, and at six o’clock she was seen by the Cornelia opposite Poughkeepsie; performing her voyage without sails, and in opposition to the wind and tide. – Merc. Adv.
[NYSL does not have this issue of the Mercantile Advertiser]
[New York] American Citizen, August 21, 1807 – New York State Library call number: BOX 409