Bygones of Monroe:
The Subscriber is happy to inform the Sailing masters and Commercial men on Lake Erie, that the improvements at the harbor of Brest are now in a sufficient state of forwardness to render it convenient to do business with the largest class of Steamboats and vessels sailing the Lake. The subscriber has perfect confidence in stating that any vessel not drawing over ten feet water, can, (at the present bow stage of the lake.) with perfect safety, after passing Raisin or Stoney point, make a straight wake to the Wharf at the end of the Pier.
The natural advantages and protection for safety possessed by this Harbor are too well known to require further particulars.-Passengers landing at this place, can take the stage for the west, or will find carriages in readiness to carry them to the city of Monroe or elsewhere. Merchandise shipped to this port will be carefully stored of forwarded agreeable to order.
H. S. PLATT.
Agent for the Brest Company.
Brest, Mich., April 4, 1839, 84
N. B.-Steamboats stopping regular on
their up or downward trip to Buffalo, will be
furnished with good seasoned Wood at $1.50
(Monroe Gazette, August 20, 1839.)