The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), October 27, 1870

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A new iron steamer called the Corsican, intended to take the place of the ill-fated Grecian, of the Canadian Transportation Company's line, was launched from the yard of Mr. Cantin, at Montreal, last week. Her hull was made at Glasgow and brought out to this country last spring. She is 180 feet over all; her breadth of beam is [unreadable] feet, and depth of hold 11 feet. When completed she will be the most commodious vessel of the fleet. Her cabins will be finished and fitted in the most luxurious style, and will afford greater accommodations for passengers than any other of the Canadian Navigation Company's steamers. Another advantage which she possesses over the other vessels is a wooden bottom outside of the iron hull. The composite hull was first tried on the steamer Passport last summer and found to work so well, and render the danger to vessel going down the rapids to much less, that the company have decided to have all the vessels of their line bottomed in the same manner. The vessel will be propelled by a horizontal engine, with a forty-four inch cylinder and ten-foot stroke.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), October 27, 1870