The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Moffatt (Steamboat), C33480, 20 Apr 1853

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The Kent (Canada) Advertiser of the 15th says that "a fine vessel, of 480 tons carpenter's measurement, was launched on Saturday last from the shipyard of sheriff Waddell, in this town. She was christened the GEORGE MOFFATT, and is intended to ply as a freight boat between Chatham and Montreal. She will not be fitted with screws as a propeller, but with narrow paddle wheels of great circumference, situated well aft, pollywog fashion, so as to admit her passages through the canals.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 20, 1853

Steamer GEORGE MOFFATT. Official Canada No. 33480. Of about 106 tons. Built Chatham, Ont., 1853. 135 x 24 x 11 DISPOSITION:-- Wrecked Lake Ontario, December 1864,
      Prelim. List of Canadian Merchant Steamers
      ( Inland & Coastal,) 1809 to 1930
Steamer GEORGE MOFFATT, OF 350 tons, built Chatham, 1853. Owned by J. Waddell. Home port, Chatham. Class A1. Master W.H. Patten.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854

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George Moffatt (Steamboat), C33480, 20 Apr 1853