Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1839
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Navigation of the Rapids of the St. Lawrence.
The Hon. John Hamilton, who has done so much by his enterprise and skill for the improvement of the steam navigation of Lake Ontario, has a new steamer which will be launched on the 7th of next month. She is intended to overcome the rapids of the St. Lawrence as far as the Cascades, which is within 30 miles of Montreal. The success which has heretofore attended all Mr. Hamilton's projects and the great confidence he feels in the present undertaking augers well for its accomplishment. If he succeeds in this, of which we think there is little doubt, it will not only save time for travellers, but it will enable them to ( ) most interesting part of the river. The new Boat, from her great length, 210 feet on deck, will have accommodations of a superior kind to any thing now on the lake. The plan of her principal cabins, dining room, etc. will be somewhat after the British Queen, so far as arrangement is concerned, but of course not furnished in the same expensive manner. The boat is expected to be ready for trial this fall, and if found to answer, will commence running at the opening of the navigation next season.
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- Rick Neilson
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