The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Persia (Propeller), 10 Jul 1873


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CANADIAN PROPELLERS. - The new Canadain Line of steamers "The Merchants" will have increased facilities the coming season, as four new boats are to be added, making nine in all. The new boats are now being fitted out at St. Catharines, where they were built, and will be ready by the opening of navigation. Their names are the SOVEREIGN, PRUSSIA, PERSIA, and LINCOLN.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 2, 1873

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      St. Catharines, July 11 - A splendid propeller was launched yesterday from the shipyard of Mr. Simpson at lock No. 5. She is named the PERSIA, was built for Mr. James Norris, and will cost about $37,000. She is full canal size, and will run, in connection with the Merchant Line between Montreal and Chicago and intermediate ports. The workmanship on this vessel is very superior. Every care has been taken in her construction. The fitting of the cabins are very superior and of a costly character. The whole of the work was done at St. Catharines.
      The Toronto Mail
      Saturday, July 12, 1873

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      A new propeller called the PERSIA, was on Thursday launched at St. Catharines. She is full canal size and is represented as staunch and strong, with excellent machinery, and cost about $37,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 14, 1873 3-5


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launch, Welland Canal
Date of Original:
1873
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McN.E.3340
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Persia (Propeller), 10 Jul 1873