The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1839

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p.2 The largest steam ship on the American waters is said to be the Great Western just built to run between Buffalo, on Lake Erie, and Chicago. She is 781 tons burthen; 186 feet length of deck; 34 feet 4 inches beam; 13 feet depth of hold; 30 feet depth from keel to upper deck; 27 feet diameter of wheel; with 60 state rooms; 26 open berths in gentlemen's cabin; and 24 do. in ladies' cabin. The dining room and gentlemen's cabin is on the upper deck, and including the saloons, into which it may be extended at pleasure, is 125 feet in length. The ladies' cabin is on the lower deck, with a flight of stairs and carpeted hall leading to the dining room above; and all are finished and furnished in the true "floating palace" style. [N.Y. American]


The Steamer


Will ply on the Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence during the season of 1839 for the purpose of towing Rafts, Schooners, or any other craft. Apply to the Captain on board or at the office of A. Ives, Water Street, Kingston.


For every dram measuring 120 feet in length by 40 in breadth.

From the head of the Bay of Quinte to the Long Reach 1s. 6d. per mile.

From the head of the reach to Kingston 2s. 0d. per mile.

From Kingston downwards as per agreement.

Kingston, June 1839.

(missing issues until Aug. 1st)

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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1839