The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cobourg Star (Cobourg, ON), Aug. 2, 1837

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The new Steam Boat, Sir Robert Peel, arrived here Friday morning last from Oswego, on her first trip up the Lake, and returned by the same route on Monday evening. She is of altogether novel construction, being built for speed, of remarkable length and narrow in the beam so as to draw but little water (only four feet as she lay at the wharf,) and present the least possible resistance in her passage through it. She is tastefully fitted up, entirely for the accommodation of passengers, and is intended, we understand, to touch regularly here on her passage to, and from Oswego, Kingston, etc. every week, on the above named day. The Hon. Mr. Justice Jones and Lady of Brockville, and a large part of friends were on board; who, with her commander, Capt. Bury (a most gentlemanly and intelligent officer, formerly we believe in the East India service) report most favorably on her sailing qualities. They represent her as being wholly free of the disagreeable jar of the engine, common to other boats; and at the same time anticipate from her shape and light draught of water, that she will prove, when thoroughly in work, a great deal faster. With such qualities, she will doubtless soon become an established favourite.

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Richard Palmer
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Cobourg Star (Cobourg, ON), Aug. 2, 1837