Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kent (Steamboat), 1841
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Steam paddle wheel KENT.* Built at Chatham, Ont., in 1832. Rebuilt and renamed in 1839. About 160 tons gross. DISPOSITION:-- Wrecked in collision on Lake Erie, August 1845.
* Formerly THAMES.
      Provisional List of Canadian Steamships
      [Inland & Coastal] 1809 to 1930. under - THAMES

A beautiful little steamer , called the LADY COLBORNE, was lately launched at Chatham, on the River Thames, in the Western District. She is of about 100 tons burthen, is considered one of the best models on the lake, & is intended to ply between Port Stanley and Chippewa on Lake Erie. She has proceeded to Cleveland in Ohio, to take in her machinery, and will be ready to commence her trips in the course of this month.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      June 29, 1833
new steamer - THAMES, 45 H.P. engine from Cleveland, of 112.0 x 17.0 x 5.6 Built by Mr. Jenkison. -- Sandwich Emigrant.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      July 20, 1833

NAVIGATON OF 1835. -- THAMES (British) of 160 tons, high pressure, built at Chatham to ply between Amherstburgh and Chippewa, on the Niagara River, two miles above Niagara Falls. She was commanded respectively by Captains H. Van Allen and George R. Williams. During the Canadian rebellion, in the winter of 1838, she was moored a short distance above Windsor, and was there boarded by armed "patriots", so called, and burned. She was never rebuilt, but her machinery was transferred into a new hull named the KENT.
      History of Lake Navigation
      by J. W. Hall
      Marine Record
      June 18, 1885

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Kent (Steamboat), 1841