The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 28, 1840

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The Ontario Steamer - The Prescott Register of the 21st inst. says:

The steamer Ontario has returned here having accomplished sufficient of her task, to satisfy those best qualified to judge thereof, that she will be able to overcome the whole; indeed it seems now to amount to a moral certainty; that she will be able to ascend Long Sault Rapids. She returned here merely to receive her finish and furniture, and to be put in proper trim - as, from her immense length, it was found that her bow ran out of the water, in ascending the Rapids; from this we would infer that a considerable tonnage of merchandise might be stowed on her forward, by way of balancing, which thus materially aid in the quick transit of goods. And as we learn from a private source, on which much reliance may be placed, that a Rail Road will certainly be made from Montreal to Coteau du Lac, the Ontario in conjunction therewith, will bring us within a morning's trip of Montreal.

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May 28, 1840
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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 28, 1840