The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 21, 1840

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The Ontario Steamer - This remarkable vessel arrived in our harbour on Monday last, from Niagara, having performed the passage in less than 12 hours. She proceeded to Prescott on Monday afternoon, reaching that place, a distance of 72 miles, in 4 hours and 25 minutes. The "Ontario", we learn, will this day test the great experiment of surmounting the rapids of the Long Sault.

The spirited proprietor, the Hon. John Hamilton, is on board, and we, in common with the community generally, wish him every success. We shall take the earliest opportunity of communicating the result of this interesting and important enterprise to our readers. - Kings. Chron.

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May 21, 1840
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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 21, 1840