The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Thursday, May 11, 1837

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Launch . - The Steam Boat Sir Robert Peel, was launched from the Ship yard in this town, on Friday last, agreeable to an intimation given by us. She at first moved slowly on her ways for some twelve or fifteen feet, when her motion accelerated, and she made the final plunge in fine style, without accident of any kind. A large collection of people whom the novelty of a launch had brought together, were spectators of the scene. The William IV. and Brockville , were lying off the ship yard covered with passengers; and the steamer United States came into harbour just as the new boat was towed up to the wharf by the Brockville.

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Richard Palmer
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Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Thursday, May 11, 1837