Maritime History of the Great Lakes
United Kingdom (Steamboat), 16 Jun 1832
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A new Boat is also to be placed on Lake Erie by a British company; she will be the first boat owned in Canada on the Lake, those at present navigating it belonging exclusively to the American side. The engine of the ALCIOPE, plying on Lake Ontario, and belonging to Robert Hamilton, Esq., of Queenston, will be taken out this fall and placed, we understand, in the Lake Erie Boat. A new high pressure engine of 160 horse power is now preparing in the States for the ALCIOPE, which will very considerably augment the speed of this fine vessel, during the next season of navigation. - Montreal Gazette.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      August 20, 1831, Page 2

On Saturday last [June 9] a new Steam-boat called the ADELAIDE was launched at Chippawa. This Boat was projected by Robert Hamilton, Esq., a gentleman deserving every patronage for his enterprising spirit; she is stated to be a beautiful craft, and is intended to run between Chippawa and Amherstburg on the British side of Lake Erie.
The UNITED KINGDOM, now on the stocks on the Beach in this Town (formerly the ALCIOPE) will, we understand, be launched some day next week, the property of the above named Gentleman.
A vessel, been repairing on this Beach this spring, is stated to as will be launched to-day.
      Niagara Gleaner
      June 16, 1832, Page 2

      The Subscriber, wishes to retire from business, now offers for sale the best Sea Boat on
      Lake Ontario; all her tackle and furniture, with a complete and excellent set of new sails.
      This boat is 380 tons burthen, and will carry about 1200 barrels of flour. She is the only sea
      boat that has run from "Niagara to Prescott," which has not been attacked by the fever called
      "Shaft Breaking," so prevalent on this lake for these two years past, and notwithstanding all
      the opposition of interested parties, the subscriber is prepared to show to those wishing to
      purchase, that she has made money this present year.
      N.B. Should the said steam boat "UNITED KINGDOM" not be disposed of before the 2nd of
      February by private contract, she will on that day be put up to Auction, and knocked down to
      the highest bidder, at Niagara, without reserve.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      January 3, 1835

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United Kingdom (Steamboat), 16 Jun 1832