The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1851

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The following sketch of this new and elegant steamer, was given in the Patriot, of Saturday. - The length of the Maple Leaf is 181 feet over all - breadth of beam, 26 1/2 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet - "Like most of the newer lakeboats, she has a saloon on the upper deck, 130 feet in length, with a row of state rooms on each side, and a dining table capable of accommodating 400 guests, besides the ordinary cabin dining table. Of the state rooms, 12 are most comfortably fitted up with French bedsteads, and the remainder, 32 in all, have two berths in each. Everything is new and good. The saloon and the ladies' cabin beneath are richly decorated with white and gold cornices and panelling, the chairs and settees cushioned with crimson plush, and curtains of crimson and gold damask. - Owing to the anxiety of the proprietors to place the new boat on the Ogdensburg route immediately, the carpenters' and painters' work is scarcely finished as yet, but we saw quite enough to convince us, that nothing will be left undone to complete the elegance of her finish. We were particularly pleased with the profusion of stained glass, tastefully and elaborately painted by our friend Mr. E.C. Bull, whose skill has covered every glass door and window with pretty little sketches enwreathed with maple-leaves, which would form quite a study for the youthful artist."


21st - Str. J.W. Brooks, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, mixed cargo.

22nd - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh.

Schr. Royal Susan, Oswego, in ballast.


21st - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Niagara, Lewiston, mixed cargo.

Schr. Triton, Oswego, 55,000 feet sawed lumber.

Schr. Royal Susan, Oswego, 85,000 feet sawed lumber.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1851