Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mississippi (Steamboat), 1859
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THE GREAT LAKE STEAMERS. - The steamers CANADA and AMERICA, built last year at Niagara for the Great Western Railroad Company, have been chartered by Mr. Zinnerman, who will run them between Toronto and Ogdensburgh, calling at Darlington, Cobourg and Cape Vincent. These boats are by far the largest ever launched upon Lake Ontario. They are each 300 feet long and 40 feet wide. The are alike in every particular and furnished in a supurb manner. The total cost of the two boats was $300,000. The engines of these boats are of great power, and it is reported that their speed will be proportionately great. - Rochester Union.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, April 12, 1855

Steam paddle CANADA. Of about 453 tons gross. Built Niagara, Ont. 1854. 279 x 36 x 14. Rebuilt as U. S. MISSISSIPPI 1859. DISPOSITION:-- Lost South Atlantic, August 30, 1862
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal - 1809 to 1930
Steam paddle MISSISSIPPI. Of 2,026 tons gross. Built 1854 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. First home port, New York, N.Y.
DISPOSITION:-- Foundered August 30, 1862 at Sea. 29 degrees S. 12 degrees E. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Mississippi (Steamboat), 1859