The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1868

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p.2 The New Steamer Norseman - This fine vessel, the property of Mr. C.F. Gildersleeve, arrived here last evening, and her advent being expected, a large number of people had assembled at Carruthers' wharf to witness her arrival. The Norseman was built at Montreal, her keel having been laid on the 5th January last. Her hull was built by A. Cantin, and her engine by E.E. Gilbert. Her dimensions are as follows: Hull 153 feet keel - 160 feet over all - 26 feet beam - 10 feet depth of hold - engines 36 inches diameter of cylinder, 10 feet stroke, diameter of wheels 26 feet, and 7 feet face-wrought iron skeleton beam, with all the latest improvements. She has sleeping accommodations for 60 passengers, and all her arrangements, in this department, embrace all the latest improvements for comfort and convenience. The Norseman left Montreal on Thursday, and Lachine at 7 o'clock the same evening, and arrived here at halfpast eight last evening, making about the same time as the best of the mail line boats, and her owner, who came up in her, expresses himself highly satisfied with her performance in every respect. Capt. R.C. Carter, formerly the popular and esteemed captain of the Bay of Quinte, has the command of her. The Norseman's route will be between Rochester, Port Hope and Cobourg, extending her trips daily as far east as Colborne and Brighton, the route formerly occupied by the Corinthian. She leaves here at one o'clock on Monday next. A large number of people visited the vessel during the day, and it appeared to be the general opinion that she was a very fine addition to our Lake Marine, and a credit to the enterprise of her owner.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1868