The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Journal (St. Catharines, ON), Tuesday, Oct., 13, 1868

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To Be Replaced -- We believe we are correct in stating that the local management of the Welland Railway have recommended to the English stockholders the building of two propellers of smaller capacity to replace

the ill-fated Perseverance. The proposed propellers will be built so that they can be used on either Lake Ontario or the upper lakes, which, all must admit, will be a decided advantage.

The trouble with both the Perseverance and Enterprise has been, and always would be until the canal was enlarged, that they were too large. - In the early part of the season of navigation, in fact up to the time the time the western harvest is over, freights are generally dull and low, freight boats on Lake Ontario must therefore remain for some months with little employment. Could these boats proceed to the upper lakes the chances would be that they would find profitable employment all the year through.

We trust the English Directors will give the necessary authority for building the boats.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Journal (St. Catharines, ON), Tuesday, Oct., 13, 1868