The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1853

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p.2 Launch - The Chatham Advertiser of the 15th says: A fine vessel, of 400 tons carpenter's measurement, was launched on Saturday last from the shipyard of Sheriff Waddell, in this town. She was christened the George Moffat, and is intended to ply as a freight boat between Chatham and Montreal. A powerful engine will be placed in her, and it is expected that her speed will be equal to that of the best passenger boats. She will not be fitted with screws as a propeller, but with narrow paddle wheels of great circumference, situated well aft, pollywog fashion, so as to admit of her passage through the canals. The convenience and advantage of such a vessel to the merchants of this place and vicinity, can scarcely be over estimated.

ad for str. Magnet, Capt. Sutherland, for Toronto and Hamilton.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1853