The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canada (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1846

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LAUNCH. -- The large Steam Boat built at Chippewa, by the Niagara Harbor & Dock Company, was launched on Thursday last, at noon, in the presence of a vast number of spectators. The builder, Mr. Ewen was kind enough, last winter, to take us to see the progress of her work and the dimensions of this splendid vessel. On deck her length is 204 feet, breadth of beam 29 feet, utmost breadth 65 feet 3 inches. The engine is to be of 150 horse power, 60 inch cylinder, and 10 feet stroke, wheel 30 feet diameter, with 10 feet bucket. She is called the CANADA, Miss Kilpatrick having had the honor of conferring the name.
      Success to this new inhabitant of Lake Erie; and to the enterprising company whose efforts have given to our lakes, many a stately vessel, each "walking the water like a thing of life." ----------- Niagara Mail
      The News, Kingston
      Monday, June 22, 1846

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Canada (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1846