The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 1, 1846

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p.2 Telegraph for Steamboats - A Mr. Weller, in the United States, has constructed a very ingenious telegraph for steamboats, by which the pilot in the wheelhouse can give his orders to the Engineer in the darkest night, or in a gale of wind, for the management of the steam. A similar invention has, however, been tested in England with success, and will no doubt be generally introduced into steam vessels.

The Ottawa - Messrs. McPherson & Crane have now on the stocks opposite Bytown, a new steamboat intended to ply on the Ottawa between Bytown and Grenville. The boat is to be in size 24 feet beam, and 170 feet keel - she will be 176 feet long when guards are on. She is to have a new engine, and will be ready for business in the early part of next Spring. Her model is of the most improved form combining great swiftness and strength. Such a boat as this, is most needed on the Ottawa, for the trip from Bytown to Montreal, with proper boats, can easily be made in daylight. When this boat is finished the Ottawa will be well furnished with a superior class of steamers from Montreal to the head of the Ottawa. [Bytown Packet]

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 1, 1846