The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Quebec (Propeller), C71212, 1 May 1874

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Two new screw steamers, named the ONTARIO nad QUEBEC, have just been completed at Chatham, Ont., for the Beattie's Lake Superior line, between Sarnia, Fort William and Duluth. The dimensions of the first named is as follows: Length of keel, 180 ft.; beam, 35 ft.; depth, 14 ft. Of the QUEBEC, length of keel 190 ft., or 200 ft. over all; beam 35 1/2 ft.; depth 14 ft. The passenger accommodations of these boats are of the first class, and their engines of great power.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 1, 1874 3-5

During the past winter two propellers, ONTARIO & QUEBEC have been built at Chatham for Beatty's Line to Lake Superior costing $70,000 each. The ONRARIO is now ready for service and the QUEBEC will be ready in about a month.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      May 8, 1874

      The fine new propeller QUEBEC, built by Messrs. Chisholm and Simpson of Chatham for the Beatty Line and designed to run between Sarnia and Duluth is to be launched at Chatham on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, August 11, 1874

      Last Tuesday the new prop. QUEBEC recently launched at Chatham, arrived at this port and went into the upper dry dock for the purpose of receiving a new shoe and other improvements, and yesterday forenoon she came out ready for service. The QUEBEC looks very like the ocean build of vessels and is of the followiing dimensions: Length over all, 200 ft.; beam 35 ft. 2 inches; depth, 14 ft. Her engines and boilers are first class and have thus far given entire satisfaction. Evidence has already been given that the QUEBEC will prove a fast traveler. She has large stowage, while her accommodations for passengers are all that could be desired. She will not doubt prove a valuable acquisition to Beatty & Co.'s already popular line plying between Sarnia and Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 5, 1874 3-5

      Screw propeller QUEBEC. Of 803 tons gross; 547 tons register. Built at Chatham, Ont., in 1874. Home port, Sarnia, Ont. 193.0 x 34.6 x 13.4 Owned by William Beatty, Thorold, Ont.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1874


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Quebec (Propeller), C71212, 1 May 1874