The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 20, 1842

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p.3 On Saturday last a new Steamer for Mr. Bethune was launched in fine style from the works of the Niagara Dock Company, and was christened "The Admiral," in honor, perhaps, of her owner, who is justly entitled to be considered the "Admiral" of Lake Ontario. The new vessel, which is pronounced by competent judges the best model on the lake, is believed to be (intended ? ) to ply between the Niagara River and ( ).

Capt. Richardson's new boat "Chief Justice" is so far advanced toward completion that she will be subjected to a trial this week, and soon after proceed to Toronto there to be painted, fitted up, etc. under the eye of her experienced owner.

The Dock Company is on the point of laying the keel of another new steamer, intended, we believe, to ply between Toronto and Hamilton. [Niagara Chronicle]

The river and harbour are still open.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 20, 1842