The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1825

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p.2 At a public meeting held pursuant to notice, at Vittoria, in the London district, on Wednesday, the 12th day of October, 1825, for the purpose of forming an association for building a steam vessel to sail on the north coast of Lake Erie, for the general accommodation of merchants, travellers, and the public at large, John Backhouse, Esq. being called to the chair, it was moved by Mr. Nichol, seconded by Judge Mitchell, and carried unanimously, that books should be opened in the Western, London, and other districts for the reception of such subscriptions for that object, each share to consist of six pounds 5 shillings, (£6 5s.) and that when 300 shares shall have been subscribed, a general meeting of the stockholders shall be called to determine the dimensions of the vessel, power of the engine, and to make such further regulations as to them shall seem proper.

It was moved by Mr. Rolph, seconded by Judge Mitchell, and carried unanimously, that the thanks of this meeting be given to the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Strachan, for the very obliging and able assistance he has given, and the information he has communicated.

Moved by Judge Mitchell, seconded by Colonel Salmon, and carried, that the thanks of the meeting are due to the chairman, John Backhouse, Esq.

Moved by the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Strachan, seconded by George Ryerson, and carried, that John Rolph, Esq., John Backhouse, Esq., and Mr. Walter Nichol, be a committee for communicating with other Districts, and with individuals who may be desirous of joining with and promoting the objects of the association.

(Signed) John Backhouse, Chairman.

Walter Nichol, Acting Secretary.

(with additional information about a dinner that followed, the many toasts, etc.)

[York Observer]

- editorial about Americans celebrating the successful termination of building the Erie Canal.

Casualty - 2 soldiers of 68th Light Infantry in skiff, drown between Point Henry and Cedar Island.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1825