The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1851

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p.2 New Steamer - While at Clayton one day last week, through the politeness of H. Asselstyn we were shown through a steamboat now building at that place by E.G. Merrick and Co., which it is intended will surpass everything in size, speed and magnificence, that has ever been launched upon the lower lake. She has 224 feet keel, 32 1/2 feet beam, 12 1/2 feet hold, and an entire length of 242 feet. She is to be propelled by an engine of 60 inch cylinder, and 12 feet stroke, from the foundry of Dunham & Co., N.Y. city. This splendid vessel is intended for the Ontario & St. Lawrence Steamboat Co., and will be completed in time for the next spring trade. She will have a steerage and after cabin below deck, and will be fitted with state rooms above. She will be entirely finished at Clayton, and when completed will be an ornament to our lake marine, and a credit to the enterprise and munificence of the company at whose expense she is constructed. [Northern N.Y. Journal]

Nov. 5, 1851


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1851