The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 7, 1833

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p.2 York Foundry and Steam Engine Manufactory - "... Messrs. Sheldon, Dutcher & Co., the proprietors of these extensive works, are now making a number of steam engines - two of fifty horse power each, for the new steamer Cobourg, now building at the village of that name, two ditto of thirty horse power each for the John By at Kingston, one of twelve horse power for the Dry Dock at Niagara, and some others, to the amount altogether of near nine thousand pounds..." [York Courier]

Montreal Gazette, May 11, 1833

p.2 We are happy to perceive by the York papers, that the Adelaide, the first British steamer on Lake Erie, is advertised as ready to commence her trips from Chippewa to Amherstburgh, touching at the intermediate ports of Waterloo, Gravelly Bay, Otter Creek, Port Stanley, Rondeau, and Sandwich. This is one of the greatest public conveniences that portion of the Upper Province can possess, as opening a door of communication with a section of the country hitherto only accessible by schooners on the British side of the Lake.

We notice also that the Colborne, the Lake Simcoe boat, has commenced her regular trips round the Lake, touching at all the landing places on both sides. She makes three trips a week around the Lake, as follows: leaving Holland Landing on Mondays, touching at Roche's Point, Upper and Lower Kempenfelt, Oro, and all the necessary stopping places on the North side of the Lake, and returning from the Narrows on Tuesday, touching at Thorah and Georgiana on the East side; starting on Wednesday by the way of Georgiana and Thorah, leaving the Narrows on Thursday, touching on the North side as above; and starting on Friday by way of Kempenfelt and the North side of the Lake, the same as on the Mondays, and returning on Saturdays on the East side, always calling at Roche's Point, both up and down. The Colborne has undergone great alteration and improvement, and, it is said, now fully answers all the purposes for which she was designed. She made her first passage from Holland Landing to the mouth of the River, a distance of eight miles, in an hour and two minutes, though she stopped to land passengers on the way; and she will perform her trips at an average rate of from seven to eight miles an hour. A splendid new boat, it is announced, is building for this Lake, which is expected to be ready by the latter part of the season.

Another steamer, which will prove of great utility to another rapidly improving section of country, is the Lady Colborne, a steamboat of thirty-two horse power, lately built at the Chats, Ottawa River, and intended to navigate between Aylmer (Hull) and Fitzroy, touching at Nepean, March, and Tarbolton ?, in the Upper Province, and at Eardley and Onslow in this Province. The Lady Colborne, in order to meet the Ottawa line in descending, will run her regular trips on the following days, leaving Aylmer on the morning of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at six o'clock, arrive at the Chats at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and on her return, leave the Chats at one P.M. and arrive at Aylmer at four o'clock the same afternoon. This route will afford a pleasant and speedy excursion to persons desirous of

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 7, 1833