The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1846

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p.2 The Navigation Laws [Montreal Transcript]

The Navy on the Lakes - There will not be that addition to the Naval Forces on the Lakes this year, that was anticipated. The settlement of the Oregon difficulty has prevented the necessity thereof. The nucleus of a moderate Naval Force, will, however, be maintained. At Kingston, Commander Fowell, will commission the Steam-frigate Cherokee, with a harbour crew of 36 men in all. Lieut. Harper will commission the Steam sloop Minos, at Penetanguishene, with a harbor crew of 24 men in all. And Lieut. will Commission the Iron Steamer Mohawk, (now being lengthened thirty feet) on Lake Erie, with a crew of 20 men in all, barely sufficient to navigate her. The small Steamer Experiment has recently been sold, and the armed Schooner Montreal is to be sold by Auction today. [Whig]

p.3 New Steamer - The Hon. John Hamilton has imported from the Mother Country, the prepared material for the hull of an iron steamer, which is now being put together at the shipyard of Messrs. Fowler & Hood. The iron arrived here on Thursday last, from below, and on Friday the keel was laid. The new steamer, which is intended for Mr. Hamilton's River Line, will be about 180 feet in length, 26 foot beam, and will be propelled by an engine of 80 horsepower. She will probably be ready in eight or nine weeks to receive her engine, which she will do at Lachine, and we understand that her fittings will be of the first character. This, we believe will be the first steamer built of iron, westward of Montreal, for commercial purposes. H.M.S. Mohawk is constructed of iron, and now on the ways in the same shipyard, her lengthening nearly completed, from the vast superiority of iron for the building of such vessels, however we may fairly anticipate that the novelty will soon pass away.

Pleasure Trip to Brockville - on steamer Prince Albert, Capt. Cummings.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1846