The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Colonist (Toronto, ON), Aug. 18, 1841

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p.3 The launch of the Princess Royal took place on Tuesday the 10th instant. A large party of ladies and gentlemen crossed over from Toronto, to witness it, - the Steamer St. George having been furnished for that purpose, by Mr. Bethune, who, in addition, provided a sumptuous entertainment for the company, with an abundant supply of choice wines. As the Princess touched the water, she received her name from Mrs. Harris and Mrs. McClure of Toronto with the usual ceremony of dashing a wine bottle each at her figure head, amidst the cheers and shouts of the crowds of spectators assembled to witness the launch. The Princess Royal has been represented to us by those who saw her, as a handsome and powerfully built sea-boat, for all weathers, and when her arrangements are finished, she will be one of the most comfortable steamers on the Lakes. The Ladies of Toronto presented the Princess Royal with a handsome set of colours, which are displayed at the launch.

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Rick Neilson
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British Colonist (Toronto, ON), Aug. 18, 1841