The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dover (Steamboat), 1 May 1851

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The steamer DOVER, Captain McSwain, has commenced running between Brantford and Buffalo. The DOVER is a new and beautiful boat, and Capt. McSwain is a son of temperance, and sails on strictly teetotal principles, consequently, all who travel with him need not fear those dangers and accidents so often occasioned by drunken engineers and brandy loving foolhardy captains.
      The Niagara Mail
      Wednesday, May 7, 1851

      Register Number: 6
Description: Steamer
Tons: 64
Present master: Smithers ?
When built: 1850
Where built: Dover, County of Norfolk
Where she belongs: Dover, County of Norfolk
Builders name & date of certificate:"this boat was registered in I830,see No.6 of old Regt. book"
Description of vessel:-
Length: 92 feet
Breadth: 15 feet
Depth of hold: 5 feet
Decks: One
Masts: None
How rigged: Not
Standing or Running bowsprit: None
Square or round stern: Round
Carvel built
Figure-head: Nil
Length of Engine-room: 25 feet
Subscribing owners:- D.McSwain of Dunnville,ship-builder, sole owner.
NOTATION Worn out machinery in part and in building ???? ( copy poor)
      Shipping Register, of the Port of Dunnville, Ontario
      (R. G. 12, A 1, Vol. 219 ) National Archives, Canada

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new boat
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William R. McNeil
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Dover (Steamboat), 1 May 1851