The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1840

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p.1 The Hon. John Hamilton has chartered the beautiful steamer Henry Gildersleeve, Captain Bowen. She is to be placed on the route from Toronto to Hamilton. She proceeded upward last evening, having Mr. Hamilton on board.

The steamer United States is now aground on Point Peninsula. Yesterday an unsuccessful attempt was made to get her off, by the Cobourg and Oneida, and today the Great Britain will renew the attempt, and we hope with better success.

p.2 A new steam boat called the Beaver was launched from the Marine Railway on Saturday afternoon.She is intended for the Canal trade, and is built on a new plan, being shaped something like a fiddle, having no wings, but contracted in the middle to admit the paddles, and the cabins are the whole width of the boat. By this arrangement there is a great deal more cabin room, and of course more accommodation for the passengers. - And from the width of the hull she draws but little water. [Herald]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1840