The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mohawk (Steamboat), 14 May 1846

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H. M. S. MOHAWK. -- This little iron steamer is about being hauled out by Messrs. Fowler & Hood, at their Marine Railway, for the purpose of being lengthened, in order to make her more roomy.
      The News, Kingston
      Thursday, May 14, 1846

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      THE NAVY ON THE LAKES.-- There will not be that addition to the Naval Forces on the Lakes this year, that was anticitated. The settlenent of the Oregon difficulty has prevented the necessity thereof. The nucleus of a moderate Naval Force, will, however, be maintained. At Kingston, Commander Fowell, will commision the Steam Frigate CHIEROKEE, with a harbor crew of 36 men in all; Lieut. Harper will commision the Steam Sloop MINOS, at Penetanguishene, with a harbor crew of 24 men in all, and Lieut. --?-- will commision the iron Steamer MOHAWK, (now being lengthened thirty feet) on Lake Erie, with a crew of 20 men in all, barely sufficient to navigate her. The small Steamer EXPERIMENT has recently been sold, and the armed Schooner MONTREAL is to be sold by Auction to-day. ---- Whig.
      the NEWS, Kingston
      Monday, August 5, 1846

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Mohawk (Steamboat), 14 May 1846