The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Traveller (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1835

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LAKE ONTARIO. -- A new steamboat has been built by the Hon. John Hamilton, of Queenston, U. C. to navigate Lake Ontario all seasons of the year. She is schooner rigged, with her machinery below deck, built after the manner of the boats which cross the British Channel.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Wednesday, November 11, 1835

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The TRAVELLER. - This important addition to our Lake Ontario Steam Boats is expected down from Niagara in a few days; being her first appearance on these waters. She is the property of the enterprising owner of the Great Britain, and is intended to encounter winter gales of the Lake. She is schooner rigged with her machinery below, after the fashion of the British Channel Steamers and is expected to ply, during the greater part of the winter months between Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara. - Kingston Chronicle.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Tuesday, November 17, 1835

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      The Winter Steamboat - The beautiful new British steamer, "The TRAVELLER," arrived in our harbor on the morning of the 9th. She is owned by the hon. Jno. Hamilton, of Queenston, to whose enterprise the navigation of Lake Ontario is so much indebted, and is at present
under the charge of Capt. Whitney, the popular commander of the GREAT BRITAIN. She is built on the model, we are informed of the British steamers which navigate the Irish and English channels and the German Ocean. She has a lush-deck - boilers below, and is schooner rigged - having all the appearance of a most gallant vessel.
That she is a fine sea boat we could judge, for ourselves, for she left the port in a high sea and a gale of wind.
      The TRAVELLER, during the winter months, is intended to navigate the head of the Lake, making the circuit of Niagara, Hamilton (or Burlington Bay), and Toronto. It is thought there is not a great deal of weather in the winter which will arrest her trips. That she will keep the Lake till Christmas and commence with March is certain - and her owner expects will perform frequent trips in the dead of winter. She will be a great addition to the travelling facilities
on Lake Ontario, and furnish the means of avoiding a disagreeable land circuit round the head of the Lake while the other boats are withdrawn. The enterprise is high-honorable, and we wish it every success. --- Oswego Palladium
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Friday, November 20, 1835; 2:3

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The TRAVELLER.---This fine vessel touched at our harbour on Tuesday last, on her first trip from Niagara to Prescott. Yesterday morning she paid us another visit on her route upwards, heavily laden with goods and passengers.
This vessel, as mentioned by us on former occasions, is schooner rigged, having her machinery under deck, after the fashion of the British Channel Steamers, with two beautiful engines of 40 horse power each, made by Ward of Montreal. Her shafts and cranks are made of wrought iron, and of Glasgow manufacture. We have not the exact dimensions of the TRAVELLER, but understand that the length of her deck is 145 feet. Her state rooms are extremely commodious and comfortable---and in point of speed, she stands foremost on the western waters.
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, November 25, 1835

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Traveller (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1835