#OnThisDay In 1818, The Walk-In-The-Water is launched. The ship was a paddle steamboat built in Black Rock and was the very first boat to traverse across Lake Erie, Huron and Michigan.

You could take this boat from Buffalo to Detroit or Cleveland and sailed the Great Lakes for only about three years until being ran aground and damaged by a gale wind in Buffalo’s bay. It had the name “Walk-In-The-Water” because as a ship without sails, many stated that it seemed to walk across the water.

Had you ever heard of the Walk-In-The-Water?