The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1841

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p.2 A fine new barge, recently launched, and which is to be furnished with the Ericson propeller, is now lying at the Canal Basin. She is intended for the Rideau, and will be employed by Messrs. Murray & Sanderson on that route. Whatever doubts may be entertained as to the utility of this invention for sea navigation, there is, we believe, among practical men, no question as to its admirable adaptation for canals. [Montreal Gazette May 15th]

Despatch - To shew the activity of the River Forwarders in the transshipment of Goods via the St. Lawrence, we may mention that the barge Ayr, the property of Messrs. McGibbon and Ferguson was loaded at Montreal last Monday with merchandise for Toronto, the goods were transhipped to the St. George on Thursday evening, & would arrive at that City about noon yesterday, making only 4 days & a half from Montreal to Toronto. [Chronicle & Gazette]

Launch - On Tuesday evening last, a new steam boat, of the largest class for canal navigation, and owned by the Messrs. Ives, of this town, was launched at their shipyard. She went "off the ways" in gallant style, and, when safely arrived in her "native element," to the surprise of all, she drew only 16" of water, although burthened with the greater portion of her engine and boilers. We understand this boat is constructed upon an entirely new principle, - the invention of Mr. Lewis Ives, - (who, by the by, has made many important improvements in the art of shipbuilding -) and is acknowledged to be better calculated for canal navigation than any in use at present. The desideratum long sought for, is in this boat, attained - light draught of water. A just and impartial public will award to the spirited projector the credit due to all originators of works for the benefit of the public at large. (note - Part of this article was unreadable but it was copied in the Montreal Transcript of May 25th.)

Steam Boat Union - The late (H. ) ( ing) been lengthened and materially ( ) appears on the Bay of Quinte in an ( ) dress, and with another name - the ( ) left this port yesterday morning, on her ( ) up.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1841