NEW STEAMBOATS. -- We were agreeably surprised, on walking a few days since to the Mississagua Point, to witness the advanced state of forwardness to which the several Steam Boats there building, have attained. . . . ...
.... Further down Mississagua Point, and near the Foundry, we found on the stocks, and fast completing, another steam boat to be called the CANADIAN, intended to ply on the Bay of Quinte and the river. This vessel whose trip model appears to justify the expectations of her proprietor, that she will become one of the swiftest boats, is 108 feet long, 16 feet beam, 32 deck, have a low pressure engine of 45 horse power, now manufacturing by Messrs. Ward & Co., --- the gentlemen's cabin will be below, of 40 feet length and contain 28 berths. The Ladies, on deck, will have 12 berths. The CANADIAN is the property of another of our townsman, John G. Parker, Esq. and we trust that she will have that abundant success which his indefatigable enterprise deserves.
Our venerable acquaintance, Toronto, who we supposed had retired from active service, is again to be brought into action, fresh and vigorous as ever. Mr. Parker had this boat hauled out last Fall, and she is now undergoing a thorough repair, and will be ready to resume her usual trips soon after the opening of navigation.
Our old friend SIR JAMES, will be also ready, in untiring punctuality, to perform her prompt and accustomed duties, in the highly useful and available state of discipline, to which she has been brought under her veteran commander. - Kingston Chronicle
Hallowell Free Press
April 2, 1833