Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1839
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The Steamboat CYNTHIA. - Which was burnt last autumn between this and Amherstburgh, part of whoes hull and engine was saved from the devouring elements, last week made her appearance in our waters, having come from Chatham, entirely renovated, resucitated, altered, amended, improved, revised and corrected, under a cognomon already become quite common, viz: the "WESTERN." As to her powers of progression &c. We can say nothing, until we have an opportunity of judging by personal experience, which we hope will not be "long deferred," but we will say that the (little) WESTERN looks about as neat and sleek as any animal of the kind owned on this side of the river. Badinage aside - we hope the WESTERN will meet with that support and encouragement from the inhabitants of Chatham and other places akong shore, as will drive the Yankee boat or boats now plying in our waters, to seek support from their own enterprising citizens.
The WESTERN is commanded by Captain Thomas McCrae, and will run during the season in connection with the Niagara, Hamilton and London line of stages, through three timmes a week from Amherstburg, Windsor and Detroit to Queenston, the time of departure will be as follows:
Leaves Chatham, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, at 8 o'clock, A. M.; Returning, --
Leaves Amherstburgh, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 6 o'clock, A. M.,touching at Windsor each way.
      Western Herald
      Thursday, June 13, 1839

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William R. McNeil
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Western (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1839