The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1840

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p.3 Forty three vessels passed through the Welland Canal from the 2nd of April to the 20th.

The noble steamer Great Britain commences her trips tomorrow, under the command of Capt. Herchmer. She is in perfect order.


The Steam Boat


Will Commence her Trips (for the season,) on Wednesday next, the 13th instant, at 9 o'clock A.M., touching at Oswego, Niagara, Queenston, and Lewiston.

Lake & River Steam Boat Office,

Kingston, 7th May, 1840.

Mr. Hamilton's new and elegant steam-boat, the Ontario, arrived in port yesterday, her damages having been repaired sooner than was expected. We understand this magnificent vessel came from Niagara in 12 hours, and that her usual speed in smooth water is from 18 to 20 miles per hour. She departed in the afternoon for Prescott, and her grand attempt to conquer the rapids of the Long Sault will probably be made soon. It is confidently expected that she will succeed. She will remain at Prescott to be finished and receive her furniture. She has in her cabin below, which extends from stem to stern, 60 berths, 28 of which are to be partitioned off by folding doors for the ladies' sleeping cabin, there being also immediately over this, on deck, a ladies' sitting room. State rooms for the officers and men are placed upon the lower deck, which is still extremely roomy and well adapted for the reception of passengers. As far as the cabins are finished, they display much modern taste, and an entire absence of the gingerbread style. During her short stay, the Ontario was visited by many of our towns-people, who manifested their desire for her success by three cheers on her departure from the Commercial Wharf, and, ere their backs were turned, she was out of sight.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1840