The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Amity (Propeller), 16 Sep 1856

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The steamer AMITY, which was built at Chatham by Allan Coutts was successfully launched on July 12.
      Toronto Globe
      Monday, July 14, 1856

      NEW PROPELLER. - The Detroit Advertiser, of the 17th, says a new propeller, called the AMITY, built this season at Chatham, by Capt. Allan Coutts, for McCaller & Co., of Chatham, made her appearance at Detroit yesterday. She is a side-wheel propeller, with wheels near the stern. Her length is 106 feet, breadth 24 feet, depth 9 feet, and measures 210 tons. She has a high pressure engine, manufactured by the Locomotive Works in that city, with a 16 inch clyinder and 30 inch stroke. She is to be sailed by Capt. Coutts, and will do general freighting business. - Detroit Advertiser, 17th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 18, 1856

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Amity (Propeller), 16 Sep 1856