The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1833

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p.1 Steam Engines - mentions 2 steam engine manufacturers in York: the 1st is Sheldon, Dutcher, & Co's, and the 2nd is Charles Perry's. [Colonial Advocate]

p.2 Rise of Lake Erie - wearing away south shore. [Sherbrooke Courier]

- locks of canal at the Cascades to be repaired. [Chronicle]

Steamboats - On Saturday last, the two new steamboats the St. George and the Kingston made each a trial of their respective engines. The St. George, whose power is composed of one engine of 75 horses, appeared to move very swiftly through the water for a boat of her size, and proceeded up the bay to nine mile point, from whence she returned to the wharf in fifty minutes. She has to all intents and purposes, fulfilled the expectations of her builders, and promises to be a safe, useful, and remunerating addition to our stock of steamers. She will leave Kingston on her regular business some time this week.

We are sorry that we cannot speak so favorably of the Kingston. This is a most beautiful and elegant modelled boat, much smaller than the St. George, and fitted with a large and excellent engine of 45 horse power. Owing to some error in the size of her wings, the height of her working beam, and in general, her top hamper, she has not sufficient hold of the water to prevent her rolling. After the first trial, a large durham boat was lashed alongside to steady her, and in spite of the encumbrance, she proceeded as rapidly as her warmest friends could desire. Some necessary alterations must be made, which will probably occasion loss of time and expense, before she is able to proceed on her trips.

We must not forget to mention that the "elegant" boat John By, on the same day made a trial of her engines which are two of 25 horse power each, on the high pressure principle, propelling the wheels which are placed in the stern of the vessel. She appeared to work easily, and did not move as slow as was generally expected. She will proceed to York to her station between that place and Hamilton immediately.

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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1833