The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hallowell Free Press (Picton, ON), Aug. 4, 1834

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NEW STEAMBOAT - We take great pleasure in announcing the arrival of the Canada Company's new Steamboat, Minesetunk. The keel of this boat was laid in the bush on the 27th November last, and but for the delay in forwarding the engine she would have been in service some weeks past. The Minesetunk will register about 200 tons. In her model she differs from any other boat on the Lakes. She has immense bearings, is furnished with 5 Keelsons, (let in and bolted to her timbers,) and is eminently ( ) to encounter the dangers of Lake Navigation. In ground tackle, and all other appliances and equipment she will not be surpassed by any other on our waters. She is propelled by a low pressure engine of 45 horse power, and commanded by Captain Dunlop, of the Royal Navy, whose nautical skill and experience must recommend him to the confidence of the travelling public. By a very judicious arrangement she leaves Goderich every Monday and Sandwich every Wednesday morning, affording her passengers an opportunity to take the Adelaide for Chippewa on Tuesday, and passengers by the Adelaide to proceed to the St. Clair or Goderich on Wednesday.

We sincerely wish the Minesetunk and her commander success; and hope that in the coming regatta he may keep the weather gauge of the Humites. [Canadian Emigrant]

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Rick Neilson
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Hallowell Free Press (Picton, ON), Aug. 4, 1834