The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1848

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p.3 The Ontario - This fine vessel, of the American Line, arrived in port on Saturday, and remained here the greater part of Sunday. She is a splendid floating palace. Her dimensions are as follows:

222 feet keel; length on deck 240 ft., 7 in.; 32 ft. beam; 54 ft. wide on deck; depth of hold 11 ft. 6 in.; Engine 11 feet stroke, 50 inch cylinder, built by J.F. Secor & Co., N.Y.; 2 boilers, all under main decks. She has upwards of 100 State Rooms, and can accommodate 300 Cabin passengers.

The Ontario has been built and furnished under the control of her estimable and urbane commander, Capt. Throop. She promises fair to be a very fast boat.

New Arrangement - By a new arrangement, the Steamer Magnet will leave Hamilton, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, for Niagara and Lewiston, from whence she will proceed, on Monday and Thursday mornings, to Kingston and intermediate ports. The fare from Hamilton to Kingston, via Niagara, will remain the same.

The new steamer Lady Elgin, Capt. George Tate, arrived here last night on her first trip from Montreal. She is a splendid boat, of a beautiful model, and has superior accommodations for cabin passengers, and we have no doubt will receive that encouragement which her enterprising owners deserve. She will return to Montreal this afternoon at 5 o'clock - cabin passage 10s. - meals extra. Steerage, 3s. 9d. [Quebec Chronicle]

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Argus (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1848