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Mezeppa (Steamboat), 4 May 1855

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      Steamer " M E Z E P P A "
      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

      Steamer MAZEPPA. [C] of [no entry] tons. Built at Bath by Butterworth in [no entry] Owned by Butterworth & Co. Home port, Toronto. Class [no entry]. Value -. REMARKS. - Formerly FARMER.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854
Steamer FARMER. Built St. Catharines 1850, 200 tons [about]. Renamed MAZEPPA. DISPOSITION::-- Wrecked near Southampton, Ont., November, 1856.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steam
      Vessels. - [Inland & Coastal] 1809 to 1930

      (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 1ihe 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, norting 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 freight--flour, 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, I855

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Mezeppa (Steamboat), 4 May 1855