p.2 We are happy to find, that the number of steamboats on our navigable waters is increasing very rapidly. The loss of the Burlington, belonging to Messrs. Hooker and Henderson, burnt last winter at Toronto, is to be replaced by a new boat, building at Prescott, which, it is expected, will be ready to commence her trips early in June. She will be employed in towing between Kingston and Bytown. Other two boats, the Albert and Canada, are receiving their engines at the same place; and the St. David is in an equally forward state.
We find it stated in the Brockville Recorder, that a beautiful steamboat called the Vulcan, intended to ply on the Rideau Canal, and belonging to Messrs. Sanderson and Murray, was launched a few days ago, from Mr. Parker's ship-yard. This Company will also have three boats running with Ericson's propellers.
The Shannon steamer has commenced her regular trips on the Ottawa, as well as the Albion, a pretty little boat, belonging to the new Company. Another new boat, called the Dragon, is expected to ply on the same river, and, like the Albion, is intended for passengers only.
Montreal Gazette, May 27, 1841
p.2 The new steamboat St. David arrived at Lachine today, having run from Brockville in the amazing short space of twelve hours. She had on board 102 barrels of pork for Messrs. Lemesurier, Routh & Co., a quantity of baggage, and several passengers. The St. David is a new boat, owned by Messrs. H. & L. Jones, and is to be placed for towing on the Union Line to Bytown.