The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1831

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p.3 The Great Britain - This fine Vessel arrived in our harbour from York and Niagara yesterday forenoon, having on board the Amherstburgh detachment of the 71st Light Infantry under Capt. Long, on their route to Quebec. There were also on board about 50 Cabin passengers, chiefly American Travellers.

The Great Britain, by the expedition of her trips, and the very great comforts and conveniences she affords, offers a splendid proof of the power and faculties of the new system of Navigation - almost equalizing the pleasures and accommodations of land and water. The steady action of the machinery in its connection with the vessel, occasions very little concussion; and the confidence in the excellence of the work, and the care of the engineers, adds a new triumph to Canadian Steam Travelling.

It is the intention of Mr. Hamilton, her enterprising owner, that the Great Britain shall touch regularly at Oswego, when the arrangements, now in train between the Governments, are adjusted. Business and pleasure so long separated, seem about to be finally reconciled by the perseverance and ingenuity of Man.

On several occasions the G.B. has made her passage from York to Kingston in 16 hours; and it is believed when the machinery has been brought by use to its perfect operation, her speed will be from twelve to thirteen miles an hour.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1831