The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Earl Cathcart (Propeller), 1 Oct 1846

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A NEW PROPELLER. -- A new propeller built at Amherstburgh during the summer by Messrs. Parks & Co., and others, arrived here this morning from Toronto, with a large miscellaneous freight (equal to 8,000 bushels of wheat,) and several cabin passengers. She drew 7 feet 9 inches.
      This propeller is of the largest class, and when the St. Lawrence Canals are completed next year, will ply between Montreal and the Upper Lakes.
      The following are the EARL'S dimensions:- Length, 138 feet over-all, Breadth of beam, 25 feet; depth of hold, 9 feet 6 inches; Burthen, about 350 tons.
      She (he ?) is propelled by two engines of 40 horse power each, built by Cayuga Co., of Cleveland, which drive her through the water at the rate of 10 miles an hour. The cabins are tastefully fitted up, and afford good accommodation for 30 passengers.
      The EARL CATHCART, is commanded by Captain Symes, whom, with his noble vessel, we wish every success.
      The Argus, Kingston
      October 13, 1846

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Earl Cathcart (Propeller), 1 Oct 1846