The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. George (Steamboat), 2 Mar 1835

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      On Monday, the 2nd. March, 1835, at noon will be positively sold to the highest bidder, the superior and well known Steam packet St. GEORGE, and all her appurtenances. Intending purchasers will obtain every information and have an oppertunity of examining the boat and furniture by applying to the subscriber. (Advert)
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, January 21, 1835

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STEAM-BOAT St.GEORGE.---This majestic vessel left our harbour for the first time this season, for Toronto and Niagara. The St. GEORGE was built in the summer of 1832, at Kingston, by the stockholders of the JOHN BY, whose low pressure engine of 90 horse power was appropriated to the new vessel. The burden of this boat is nearly 400 tons; she is schooner rigged, and has ample accommodation for 60 cabin poassengers, besides an infinate number on the deck and steerage. As a sea boat she has acquired a reputation for speed and sea-worthiness, equal, if not superior, to any vessel on Lake Ontario, and her commander, Lieut. Harper, R.N., is one of the most experienced steam-boat captains in this or any part of the world---having had for many years the command of one of the steam packets between Dublin and Liverpool.
      During the winter, an important alteration has been made in the St. GEORGE's boilers, whereby the expense of fuel has been diminished, and 4 inches more steam rendered capable of being used with safety.
The St. GEORGE is owned solely by D.J. Smith, Esq., of Kingston, who became the purchaser a few months ago, when she was put up to the hammer in order to defray the expenses, &c. incurred by her build and accidents in 1833.
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, May 6, 1835

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St. George (Steamboat), 2 Mar 1835