The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thames (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1836

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There are also four British steam boats which ply on some part of this lake [Lake Erie] The MENUESSETUNK [sic], on Lake St. Clair - the ADELAIDE, repairing for Malden - the THAMES, and PENETANGUESHINE, which runs from Lake Huron to the upper lakes. - New York Commercial Advertiser. [small part]
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, August 26, 1836 p.2, c.4

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      THAMES steamer, built 1832 at Chatham, Ont. renamed KENT in 1839, about 160 tons. Wrecked in collision on Lake Erie August 1845.
      Preliminary List of Canadian
      Merchant Steamships 1809 - 1930

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NAVIGATON OF 1835. -- THAMES (British) of 160 tons, high pressure, built at Chatham to ply between Amherstburgh and Chippewa, on the Niagara River, two miles above Niagara Falls. She was commanded respectively by Captains H. Van Allen and george R. Williams. During the Canadian rebellion, in the winter of 1838, she was moored a short distance above Windsor, and was there boarded by armed "patriots", so called, and burned. She was never rebuilt, but her machinery was transferred into a new hull named the KENT.
      History of Lake Navigation
      by J. W. Hall
      Marine Record
      June 18, 1885

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Thames (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1836