The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emerald (Steamboat), 9 Apr 1844

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The Canadian boat EMERALD, just turned out by the Niagara Harbor Dock Co., is quite a gay looking craft and said to be very swift. She is 130 foot keel, 20 foot beam, and 8 foot hold, which according to American measurement, is 200 tons. The British standard would award her more. Capt. R. Hamilton, long in service on the lower lakes is in command, and intends to run daily between this port and the Falls.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 9, 1844
A steamboat called the EMERALD, commanded by Capt. Robert Hamilton, made her appearance in our harbor yesterday from Chippewa. She is owned by Messrs. Smith, Betune and Macklen, of Canada, and we should judge from her model, must be a swift running craft. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 130 feet; breadth of beam, 20 feet; depth of hold, 8 feet; wheel, 20 feet 4 inches. She is propelled by a low-pressure engine of 50 horse power, and is intended to run between Buffalo and Port Robinson, touching at Waterloo and Chippewa. She leaves for Chippewa, we understand, today.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      April 9, 1844

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Emerald (Steamboat), 9 Apr 1844