The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), February 8, 1840

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"The Ontario" - This is the name of a steam boat which was built at Prescott last summer by that enterprising gentleman, the Hon. John Hamilton, by whom she is intended to navigate the Saint Lawrence, from Kingston to the Cedars, in Lower Canada, surmounting the rapids of the Long Sault, &c.. In the course of last falls, this vessel was towed to Niagara by the "Great Britain" to receive her engines. We have lately seen Captain Hilliard, who is to have the command of her, and who appears quite sanguine in regard to her capabilities to surmount the formidable obstacles, which her destined route presents. The cabin of this vessel is 70 feet in length; her engines powerful, with boilers larger thanb those of the "Great Britain" - she draws not more than 4 1/2 feet of water. The "Ontario" will be down from Niagara in the spring, as early as the ice will permit, when this great and important experiment will be tested - an experiment which if successful will cause no small revolution in the present system of navigation between Kingston and Montreal. - Kingston Chronicle

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), February 8, 1840