The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mazeppa (Steamboat), 4 May 1855

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      (from our own correspondant)
      Notwithstanding all that has been written and said, and done to decry Collingwood as a harbour and site for a city, it is now looking up and becoming a place of importance -- having a name abroad, and soon shall have 'fame' too. Could the doubters have been here today, and witnessed the commotion, the bustle, the activity of the hundreds, their doubts would have been dispelled. At noon today the express train came in with a number of passengers -- ran out on the splendid wharf, where lay the tight little steamer MAZEPPA, waiting to convey parties to Owen Sound. As she got into the offing she met the steamers QUEEN CITY and KEYSTONE STATE. It was a splendid sight to see those two magnificently large boats, gliding rapidly and safely into our commodious harbour. As soon as they were moored at the wharf, their hundred and ten passengers were transported to the cars, which were waiting for them, and immediately whirled off to Toronto. The two steamers, the passenger cars with their iron-horse, snorting with impatience to be off, the host of people around the superb warehouse all formed a grand tableau that might excite the envy of some boasted cities.
      The two boats brought in six hundred tons of wheat &c.&c. Among the passengers of the QUEEN CITY was Bayard Taylor
      Here let it be recorded that a number of passengers had been Collected waiting the coming of one of the Chicago boats -- perhaps unavoidable in a new line. To the honor of the Railroad Company be it said, that their expenses here, as well as to numbers in the city
were promptly defrayed by the Company
      Toronto Globe
      Tuesday, May 29, 1855

      . . . . .
      Steamer " MEZEPPA "
      Will ply until further notice, as follows, (weather permitting) leaves Collingwood
      Harbour, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for Owen Sound on the arrival
      of the Cars from Toronto. Leaves Owen Sound every Tuesday, Thursday and
      Saturday, for Collingwood Harbour, connecting with the cars from Toronto.
      E. Butterworth,Master
      Toronto Globe
      May 4, 1855

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Mazeppa (Steamboat), 4 May 1855