The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 9, 1840

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The Ontario. - The new steam boat, Ontario, made an experimental trip from Niagara to Toronto on Saturday. The day was unfavourable, the lake being rough; and notwithstanding that the supply of wood on board was insufficient for the passage, she performed the distance in two hours and twenty-five minutes. The Hon. John Hamilton, the spirited proprietor of this boat, does not entertain a doubt that she will run from the Niagara wharf to the Queen's wharf, Toronto, in the space of two hours. The Ontario was built, we believe, at Prescott, and her engines and machinery have been supplied at the Dock Company's works in Niagara. She is intended for the conveyance of passengers between Prescott and the Cedars, and probably the Cascades, and her construction being very different from that of the lake boats, she attracted a good many visitors while in this harbour on Saturday. - Tor. Col.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 9, 1840