The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thorold Post (Thorold, ON), 5 November 1875, page 4

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Launch Of The "Oswego Belle"

On Tuesday afternoon [November 2] the splendid propeller "Oswego Belle" was launched from the yard of Mr. Simpson, Lock 5. The christening ceremony was performed by Miss Simpson, daughter of the builder. The launch was an entirely successful one, nothing occurring to mar the proceedings with the exception of a cold plunge which a young lad got in passing from the ship to the shore.

The dimensions are as follows: -

Extreme length of vessel 144 feet; 26 feet 3 inches in beam, and depth of hold 9 feet. She is supplied with a double-condensed engine from the celebrated foundry of Geo. N. Oille and it has a stroke of 21 inches and a bore of 2 1/2 inches. The inside fittings of the vessel are superb, as she is intended for the passenger trade. She can accommodate nearly 800 passengers. Her route is to be between Belleville and Oswego. Her captain, J.R. W. Wisher, and her chief engineer, Mr. McCaul, are part owners of the vessel, and will spare no pains to run the propeller successfully.

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Peter Warwick
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Thorold Post (Thorold, ON), 5 November 1875, page 4