The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Nov. 2, 1831


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p.3 Launch - We last Saturday visited Gananoque for the purpose of witnessing the launch of the Steamer William IV. A number of Ladies and gentlemen from Kingston, Brockville, and the United States, as well as the inhabitants of the surrounding country, attended, and at about 1 o'clock they had the satisfaction to see one of the finest Steam Boats in Upper Canada embrace her destined element. The William IV was built under the superintendence of Mr. Wood, Marine Architect of New York, and certainly her construction does him infinite credit. She is 135 feet on deck - 25 feet beam - and 10 feet hold, and will be propelled by an engine of 100 horse power. When loaded it is supposed her draft of water will be about 5 1/2 feet. -We receive with pleasure this additional instance of our country's prosperity, and wish the proprietors of the William IV ample profits.

The John By - This Steamer will be launched in the course of the week, but we are unable to mention the day.


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Date of Original:
Nov. 2, 1831
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KN.2996
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English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Nov. 2, 1831