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Brothers (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1839

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The Steam-boat THREE BROTHERS. -- The enterprising and public-spirited Messers. Eberts of the flourishing town of Chatham, have lately added to our few water craft a splendid new steamer bearing the above appropriate name. She was launched at Chatham last Spring, and made her first appearance on the Detroit river last week. We saw her forcing her way through the "subtile element," and from the moderate rate of speed exhibited, we calculate, that her engine is not of sufficient power or at all adapted to her size and build. She is, however, an excellent specimen of Canadian marine architecture, and we have been told that her internal arrangements are highly creditable to the taste and liberality of her worthy and spirited proprietors.
      Western Herald
      Wednesday, August 21, 1839

Advert 1839 Summer Arrangement.
      The New and Splendid Steam Boat
      Will for the present season, run as follows:
      Leaves Chatham every Tuesday, -- Thursday, and Saturday, for Amherstburgh, at 8 o'clock precisely, touching at Windsor and Detroit, on her downward trips.
      Leaves Amherstburgh, on Mondays, -- Fridays, and Sundays, at 6 o'clock precisely, touching at Detroit and Windsor, or at the latter place first if required, at all times leaving Windsor for Chatham at 10 o'clock, on her upward trip.
      Every attention will be paid to Ladies and Gentlemen; they will find the cabins large and comfortable; all eatables in their first order. Gents. Saloon well filled with choicest wine and other luxuries too numerous to mention. Walter Eberts, Master.
      Western Herald
      September 18, 1839

      For the Editor of the Western Herald:
Notwithstanding all the disadvantages under which the Province has laboured generally in consequence of the late disturbances - and notwithstanding the clamours raised against the enterprise in this Province, compared with that on the opposite side of the water, without intending any disparagement to our neighbours across the line. - I am proud to state that the new and commodious steamer "BROTHERS," built at Chatham during the present season, forms an honorable and praiseworthy exception, and that she is sailed and managed by one of the Brothers, which name she so appropiately bears, who, to say the least of him, is reputed and believed to be a good fresh-water sailor.
      But further, the unremitting attention of the Capt., who, as before remarked is one of the owners, to contibrute to the comfort and accommodation of the passengers, is a circumstance which I am sure will not soon be overlooked or forgotten by any person who has travelled on board of her. A. Passenger.
      Western Herald
      September 18, 1839

NOTE:- Apparently the THREE BROTHERS was changed to BROTHERS.

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Brothers (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1839