The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Minnesetung (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1834

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Goderich. - By our last accounts from Goderich, we learn that the tide of emigration continues to flow onwards to this interesting portion of the Colony. Several most respectable families have lately arrived, the new school house was in active progress, and the Commissioners with their wanted attention to the best interests of the Settlers, had presented the township with a well-built and commodious house, which is to be immediately fitted up as a place of religious worship. His Excellency the Governor in Chief lately paid a visit to Goderich, was much pleased with its scenery and situation, and expressed a conviction that this flourishing little sea port is destined at no distant period to become the capital of the west. The steam boat which is contracted for , and is to be built this winter at Goderich, will contribute in no small degree to the general prosperity of the Huron Tract. --- York Courier.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Saturday, December 7, 1833

      Welland Canal. -- The Schooner Dalton, with the engine for the new Steam Boat built at Goderich, passed this place on Sunday last, and reports the Welland Canal to be in full operation. Numerous vessels pass through it daily without the slightest detention, and business has commenced with the promise of the most pleasing results. This magnificent work, so long and perseveringly opposed by our enlightened radicals, is rapidly rising in the estimation of the public. Its advantages are every day becoming more apparent to its most prejudiced opponents, and every day confirming the high hopes of its intelligent and patriotic projectors.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Saturday, May 10, 1834

      New Steamboat. - We take great pleasure in announcing the arrival of the Canada Company's new Steamboat, MINESETUNK. The keel of this boat was laid in the bush on the 27th of November last, and but for the delay in forwarding the engine she would have been in service some weeks past. The Minesetunk will register about 200, but from her pecular construction will probably carry 250 tons. In her model she differs from any other boat on either of the Lakes. She has immense bearings, is furnished with 5 keelsons, (let in and bolted to her timbers,) and is eminently calculated to encounter the dangers of Lake navigation. In ground tackle and all other appliances and equipments she will not be surpassed by any other on our waters. She is propelled by a low pressure engine of 45 horse power, and commanded by Capt. Dunlop, of the Royal Navy, whose nautical skill and experience must recommend him to the confidence of the travelling public. By a very judicious arrangement she leaves Goderich every Monday and Sandwich every Wednesday morning, affording her passengers an opportunity to take the Adelaide for Chippewa on Tuesday and passengers on the Adelaide to proceed to the St. Clair or Goderich on Wednesday.
      We sincerely wish the MINESETUNK and her commander success; and hope that in the coming regata he may keep the weather guage of the Humites.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Saturday, July 19, 1834

      M I N E S E T U N K.
      Captain Dunlop, R. N., Commander,
      Will leave Gederich for Sandwich every Monday morning, and
      return from Mr. Dougall's Wharf every Wednesday morning.
      For freight or passage apply to Mr. Dougall, or the captain on
      Board. July 19th, 1834
      Canadian Emigrant
      Saturday, July 19, 1834

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Minnesetung (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1834