The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Oct. 13, 1840

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p.2 The steamboat Lord Sydenham, late Ontario, after undergoing the necessary repairs, left this city for Quebec at three o'clock on Saturday morning, and arrived here on Sunday evening, performing the trip up in about seventeen hours. The following is a description of this fine and fast boat which appeared a few days since in the Herald:-

Length over all 206 feet

Breadth of beam 26 feet

Breadth over paddle boxes 53 1/2 feet

Diameter of paddle wheels 26 feet

Diameter of cylinder 38 inches

Length of stroke 10 feet

Horsepower of engines 50 each

The cabins, which are neatly fitted up, are below, and extend the whole length of the boat. The gentlemen's cabin contains thirty six berths and four state rooms of two berths each; the ladies' cabin has sixteen berths and four state rooms of two berths each.

The deck which is under cover, is very spacious, and capable of protecting a very large number of emigrants against the weather; or stowing a great quantity of freight.

The promenade deck is very roomy, and with the exception of a few feet opposite the forward gangways, extends from stem to stern.

The Lord Sydenham belongs to the Messrs. Tait, who also own the Lady Colborne, and this summer their boats will form a daily line, Sundays included, as they have got the contract for carrying the mails between the cities of Montreal and Quebec.

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Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Oct. 13, 1840