The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 4, 1833

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p.2 We have seen a letter from a gentleman at Perth, who describes the new steamboat Enterprise, lately launched in that village, as prepared to proceed to Kingston for her engine, but delayed by the non-completion of those repairs in the Rideau Canal at the Isthmus which we had hoped would be perfected by the first week in May. In the opinion of the writer, the navigation will not be available before the beginning of June, a circumstance peculiarly perplexing to those interested in the trade of Perth, Bytown, etc. The intention of the proprietors, as soon as the line of Canals is completed, is to run her between Kingston and Lachine, touching at Perth and Grenville on her voyage each way. Being flat-bottomed, and her wheel in the stern, the new steamer is perfectly adapted for navigating the river Tay and the small Canals; her beam is 19 feet 4 inches, and she draws only 20" water when loaded. Her cabin is neatly fitted up with twelve gentlemen's and six ladies' berths.

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Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 4, 1833