Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Aug. 3, 1846
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p.2 We have seldom witnessed so general a demonstration of good feeling, as took place on the arrival at this port of the steam propeller Ireland, of Kingston. It is the first vessel of the kind that ever floated on the waters of the Thames. Its proportions are as follows: length of keel 140 feet, width of beam 24 feet, depth of hold 10 feet, burden 300 tons, commanded by Captain Patterson. The vessel is furnished throughout in a most efficient manner, the cabin is capacious and capable of accommodating some sixty passengers, the steerage is one of the best we have seen, and affords many conveniences which will add to the comfort of passengers. This description of vessels are bound to supercede all others, especially on the western waters. Our long, deep and narrow streams afford great inducements for the construction of this kind of craft, and we know of no other object in which the capitalist can more safely embark his funds, than in the construction of such vessels, and plying them between the Western ports and Montreal. With very little capital invested here, large quantities of staves and choice timber could be secured, which would afford at all times sure and profitable cargoes. [Chatham Gleaner]
Another Steamboat On Lake Erie - On Saturday last the steamer A.B. Patchin was launched at Truango. Her length is 230 feet, beam 29 feet, depth of hold 14 feet and of 1000 tonnage. The Buffalo Commercial says "a more beautiful piece of architectural workmanship does not grace the lakes."
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes