The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 24, 1843

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The Steam packet Adventure, which was launched by the Niagara Dock Company about ten days ago, is in such a state of forwardness that it is expected she will be ready to proceed to her destination early next week. This vessel is of 25 horse power; she will be commanded by that skilful and experienced navigator, Captain Taylor, of St.Catharines, and the purpose for which she has been constructed is one that eminently entitles her to the sirenerous support of the merchants of the Province. The Adventure will run between Montreal and Sandwich for the conveyance of goods, passengers, &c., calling at the several British ports on Lakes Ontario and Erie for the delivery or reception of freight. - Her trips will be regular, indeed, having such a considerable steam power, her arrival and departure may be counted upon, after she has once traversed her route, with as much certainty as the mail itself. The advantages she offers to the merchants are, the avoidance of the necessity of trans-shipment, and the saving of forwarding charges. The Adventure will in the first place leave here for Toronto, then proceed to Hamilton, and from that to all the British ports on Lake Erie. We cannot doubt, seeing that it is the interests of the mercantile community to patronize it, that the enterprise about to be embarked in by the Adventure will prove so profitable as to lead the the building of a fleet of vessels of the same class.

The two magnificent steamers "Chief Justice Robinson", and "Admiral", built by the Dock Company during the past winter, are now fairly at work, the former on the route so long and so worthily occupied by the "Transit", the latter for the present plying between Toronto and Hamilton. The Chief Justice is of 75, the Admiral of 68 horse power. Both are fitted up in splendid style, and in every respect maintain the high character of the Dock Company. They had a trial speed the other day, the result being that the Chief Justice had the advantage in proportion to the difference of power.

In about a fortnight the Dock Company will launch another new steamer, which is to be of 55 horse power. There is a report in circulation that some steamers are about to be built for the purpose of forming a line on Lake Erie, but we know not how much truth there is in it.

The "Transit" is in the dock for the purpose of undergoing a thorough repair and receiving new boilers, after which she will take up her old position. - Niagara Chronicle.

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Peter Warwick
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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 24, 1843