The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 11, 1833

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p.1 an article on transportation - mentions Upper Canada Stage Line, steamers Swan, Henry Brougham, Neptune, Dalhousie, and Iroquois: "...The new steamer Iroquois, of which we made frequent mention last year, was built as an experiment, and was intended by its late enterprising projector for the ascent of, perhaps, the strongest and most powerful rapid in the world that has ever yet been navigated by steam. In a boat of the extraordinary construction, required for such a purpose, it is not at all singular that some alterations should be found necessary, and we accordingly find that the attention of the proprietors has been directed to an inconvenience which has been experienced, - we allude to the fact, that while the boat was under the most perfect command, in passing from an eddy to the strongest current in Rapide Plat, it was, in those places, sometimes found impossible to generate steam as fast as was necessary. The boilers having been altered, this difficulty will now be obviated, and no doubt is entertained of her making regular trips between Prescott and the head of the Longue Sault..."

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 11, 1833