The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 10, 1850

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p.2 The Close of the Navigation - This tenth of December may be considered the Close of Navigation for the year 1850. Almost every steamboat is laid up, and we hear of none that are now running. The last American boat has come and gone; so has the last Toronto steamer. Should the weather moderate, a Bay Boat or so may attempt the Bay of Quinte, as the Henry Gildersleeve may strive to keep upon the water to Ogdensburgh. But the attempts must fail.

New Steamer - On Wednesday last, a new steamer was brought in tow from Bath, where she had just been built, into the Toronto harbour. She is destined for the route between this city and Hamilton. Taking her name from the latter place, she will be called the City of Hamilton. She is to have the engine of the Eclipse, the stroke of which will be lengthened 2 feet. The new steamer is 160 feet long, with 26 feet beam. Her model is somewhat new - unlike any of the other Lake Ontario boats; and it is thought that the qualities of swiftness and good sailing in rough weather, have been secured. In size she does not exceed the capacity of the St. Lawrence canals. [Examiner]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 10, 1850