The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mohawk (Steamboat), 22 Feb 1843

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Launch - Yesterday, a number of our citizens proceeded to the Dock Yard to witness a novel sight at this season of the year - the launching of a steamer. The ice had previously been cut away sufficiently to give the launch a fair berth, and precisely at 1 o'clock, the iron- framed warrior took his bottle of wine, his name and his departure, which latter was performed in gallant style by one of the Misses Bagot, amidst the hearty cheers of the assembled multitude. The MOHAWK is built of iron, of a small size and handsome model, and is, we understand, to be propelled by an engine of 60 h.p.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      February 22, 1843 p.2

NOTE -- Bagot was Governor-General of Canada

LAUNCH OF THE IRON WAR STEAMER. -- This vessel, pieces of which have been putting together for the past three months at the Navy Yard, Point Frederick, was launched this day at noon. She was named the MOHAWK by Miss Bagot. This was the first launch that has taken place at Kingston, during the depth of winter. - - Kingston U. C. Whig.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 4, 1843

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Mohawk (Steamboat), 22 Feb 1843