RESEARCH BY Richard Palmer

Montezuma Launched

Cayuga Republican
Tuesday, April 25, 1820


On the 13th inst. was launched on the Seneca River, the elegant passage boat "Montezuma". Superintended and built by C. Tyler, Esq. she is 76 feet in length, with a proportionate with and depth, containing an elegant dining room, kitchen, an after cabin, with other conveniences to accommodate the passengers, finished in a style not inferior to any boats of passage on the American waters. She will be ready for running upon the canal in about ten days, and will run back and forth from Seneca River to Utica, a distance of 96 miles in 24 hours. On the day of launching, the Montezuma was taken through the lock on the canal, and driven by two horses two miles in thirty minutes, with 70 passengers aboard.