The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), June 16, 1847

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p.2 We learn by private letters from Montreal, that the Hon. John Hamilton's new iron steamer The Passport, made a trial trip on Tuesday last from Lachine to the entrance of the Beauharnois Canal; and that in every respect she exceeded the most sanguine expectations of those interested in her. The distance ran was sixteen miles, which she performed against the current in one hour and five minutes, returning in forty-nine minutes. She steers well, is very stiff, and, when trimmed, draws five feet water on an even keel. The engine works admirably, without jarring; there is also plenty of steam, and the consumption of fuel will be less than the Canada's. There is no doubt on the minds of those who witnessed her trial, that The Passport will be a regular sixteen miles an hour boat, and that eighteen miles and upwards may be obtained when necessary. She is well adapted for the Lake and River trade, and will, we trust, richly reward her enterprising owner. We understand that The Passport will leave Lachine for Kingston on Monday week, under the command of Captain Bowen. [Kingston Argus]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), June 16, 1847