The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
London (Steamboat), 1 Oct 1844

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THE LONDON.-- .This splendid vessel, we understand, is in such a forward state of preparation that no doubt in entertained of her being completely fitted and furnished, and ready in all respects to commence her trips by the beginning of March next. She is to be commanded, by Captain Van Allen, now of the EMERALD, whose knowledge of Lake Erie, and gentlemanly conduct, have won for him the confidence of the public --- Niagara Chronicle
      the NEWS, Kingston
      Thurssday, December 5,1844


      The new steamer built at Chippewa by the Niagara Dock Co. was launched last week in good style and was christened the "LONDON'. Miss Fanny Smith acting as sponsor. The new vessel is pronounced by competent judges,the most beautiful model on the western waters, and no doubt is entertained but she will prove a "crack boat." Her dimensions are 170 feet length on deck, 25 feet beam, IO foot hold, and her engine is equal to 80 horse power, the State Room will be open deck, and no expense will be spared in fitting and furnishing
her -- Niagara Chronicle
      the NEWS, Kingston
      Thursday, October 24,1844

The new steamer LONDON left Chippewa for Buffalo on Saturday last. A gentleman who was on board at the time informs us that the engine worked admmirably, and that in speed the LONDON outstrips even the EMERALD, and that she afforded every indication of proving a first rate sea-boat.She is a magnificent vessel, in model, equipment and power, and under the command of such an experienced officer as Capt. Van Allen, can hardly fail to prove first favorite with those who are led by business to traverse the waters of Lake Erie. -- Niagara Chronicle
      the NEWS, kingston
      Thursday, May 1,1845

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London (Steamboat), 1 Oct 1844