The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 10, 1828

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p.2 Niagara, June 28th - The beautiful Steam-Boat Alciope, noticed by us from time to time, as building for Robert Hamilton, Esq. of Queenston, left this port on Thursday morning for York, on a trip of pleasure and experiment. She descended the River and proceeded on her pleasure excursion in admirable style. Previous to the day appointed for her first movement, Mr. Hamilton gave a general invitation to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood to accompany him to York, and we believe that his ark was nearly as thronged as that of Commodore Noah before the flood. She returned last evening by way of Burlington Bay, having made a very agreeable pleasure excursion, and excited the praise and admiration of every passenger, and realized the best expectations of her enterprising proprietor. Before leaving the River, we visited and examined her superb and elegant accommodation, and can truly say she is not surpassed by any Boat on the western Lakes. To ensure the utmost public confidence in her good management, it is only necessary to state that she is commanded by Captain M'Kenzie, formerly of the Frontenac Steam Boat. Mr. Hamilton is certainly entitled to much credit, this being the second Steam-Boat he has built on this Lake, and it is to be hoped that his exertions will be duly appreciated by the friends of public improvement and safe and speedy conveyance.

[Niagara Herald]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 10, 1828