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River Commerce
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fornia. For freight or passage apply-to
IRWIN & FOSTER
No. 4 Cassilly's Row, East Front St. Or N. Hall & Co. Fourth Street
In the issue of March 9, 1849, in which the Irwin & Foster advertisement first appeared, the Atlas commented that
This will afford a fine opportunity for California emigrants to accom­plish the first part of their journey without the inconvenience of delays and the necessity of being constantly obliged to shift their baggage at dif­ferent points. The Webster is a boat of the first class and all who take pas­sage on her will be ensured of a com­fortable trip. Except for the daily packets, steamboats in those days were notoriously late in starting. In this instance the Webster did not sail "on or about the 15th instant" because, as River Intelligence explains, the Ohio and the Missouri had become high because of storms. The newspapers announced sailing dates as March 31, then April 1.
Then, apparently, Irwin & Foster sub­stituted another boat. The advertisements in the newspapers of April 5, 1849, designated the steamer South America and enlarged the







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