Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 13, 1816
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p.2 a letter from Honestus - "...before the building of this great steam boat was agitated, a respectable person of this town anxiously solicited some of the proprietors of the said boat to join him in building one, but alas! they were possessed of so much of the great spirit, that they actually laughed at him; nor did this commendable spirit fairly shew itself until the arrival here of Sir Sydney Beckwith; who, I am told, after promising them the support of Government, and the transportation of their unwieldy machinery for their boat from England to Lower Canada free of expense, instantly aroused their ambition, and their laudable spirit of adventurous enterprise burst forth with unrivalled splendour!...
...A few individuals at their own cost and charges, and without any assistance, save what their own scanty means afford, have it in contemplation to build a small Steam Boat, and to purchase the machinery at New York, to pay for it and its transportation themselves;.."
another letter from A True Briton - denies any connection with the proprietors of the Steam Boat.
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes