The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Baron Toronto (Propeller), 1 Nov 1841

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We are glad to learn that the new vessel, belonging to Messrs. Murray and Sanderson, constructed by Mr. Nelson Walker, of this city, upon the propeller system, arrived in port on Wednesday, with two barges in tow fully laden, from Kingston. Owing to the difficulties of the navigation, such a feat has hitherto been deemed an impossibility, no one imagining that any steamer could tow barges from Coteau du Lac to the Cascades. This has, however, been accomplished, and in spite of a strong head-wind which prevailed at the time. The name of the new steamer is the "BARON TORONTO," The steamer left Kingston on Sunday morning, incurring the severities of the snow storm of Monday, and arrived on Wednesday at Lachine. This shows the practicability of towing from Montreal to Kingston, via the Rideau Canal, and downwards, via the St. Lawrence. The forwarders who accomplished the trip deserve credit for their enterprise. --- Montreal Gazette.
      Western Herald (Sandwich, U. C. )
      Thursday, November 25, 1841

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Baron Toronto (Propeller), 1 Nov 1841