The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1829

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p.175 (pages 171-174 are missing)

On Monday we were much gratified at seeing an improvement on Steam Boat paddles. By the proposed alteration the paddles are always perpendicular while in the water, and the loss of power on the old construction is consequently avoided. Several attempts of this description, have been made in England, and no difficulty has been met with in obviating the existing defects, but for operative purposes the complication of machinery attendant on all improvements hitherto made, has prevented their adoption for general use. The improvement at present under notice is as simple as any we have seen described, the spokes of the wheel being double radil, connected at the extremes by a short bar, which gives play to the paddle in the necessary direction, but retains it in a perpendicular position when in use.

The inventor is, we learn, an Ogdensburg gentleman, who is on his way to Washington, with a model, for which he has procured a patent. The model is a very neat boat, and was propelled by two men at a rapid rate, with great apparent ease. We understand the proprietor anticipates a gain of power of one third. [Brockville Gazette]

Steam Boat on Lake Simcoe - stock being raised to build. [Col. Adv.]

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1829