The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 12, 1842

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p.2 It is stated in the Toronto Herald, that the new steamer America, built by Mr. Ewing of Niagara, for D. Bethune, Esq., and commanded by Capt. Twoby (sic - Twohy ?), arrived at Toronto a few days ago, preparatory to the commencement of her regular trips between that port and Rochester. The America is 145 feet in length, breadth of beam 20 feet 6 inches, and depth of hold 9 feet 6 inches. She is propelled by one large engine of 60 horse-power, manufactured by the Niagara Dock Company; the shafts, cranks, and centre, are of the best wrought iron; the chimney is 44 feet high, and 4 feet 3 inches in diameter, nearly as large as that of the British Queen; and the paddle-wheels are of enormous size, being 22 feet 4 inches in diameter. They are fitted up on Mr. Chatterton's patent principle, and make twenty-two revolutions per minute.

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 12, 1842