The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841

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Ye steamers on the River Thames,

Though great your fame -- and loved your names--

And so wonderful your speed;

Take down your brooms, and own at last,

With deep hoarse groans, and flags half-mast,

That you are outdone at last.

Don't you see the dashing foam,

The spray of one returning home,

So long before the others ?

How swiftly she the water walks,

How crowded are the Chatham docks !

To welcome the "Brothers,"

Ye little craft, to your heels take,

Before you founder in her wake --

She rapidly is nearing !

See how the waters do divide,

And stand like mountains by her side,

For life be disappearing !

Her name is quite appropriate,

As all who've seen her cabins, state,

And her home-like deck, must know;

But yet, I think, from her quick trips

The way which o'er the waves she skips,

Her name should be -- Land, Ho !

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841