Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frontenac (Steamboat), 23 May 1817
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STEAM BOAT. -- Yesterday afternoon, the Steam Boat left Mr. Kirby's Wharf for the dock at Point Frederick. We are sorry to hear that through some accident, the machinery of one of the wheels has been considerably damaged; notwithstanding which, however, she moved with majestic grandeur against a strong head wind.
      Kingston Gazette
      May 24, 1817

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      The Steam Boat FRONTENAC, after having completed the necessary work at the Naval Yard, left this port yesterday morning for the purpose of taking in wood at the Bay of Quinte. A fresh breeze was blowing into the harbor, against which she proceeded swiftly and steadily to the admiration of a great number of spectators. We congratulate the managers and proprietors of this elegant boat, upon the prospect she affords of facilitating the navigation of Lake Ontario, by furnishing an expeditious and certain mode of conveyance to it's various ports.
      Kingston Gazette
      May 31, 1817
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      York, U. C. June 5.
      The Steam Boat FRONTENAC, left Kingston for the Bay of Quinte on Thursday to take in wood and ----. So far the proprietors feel the greatest confidence in her power, and hope she will fully equal their most sagacious expectations. She proceeded at a rate of six and a half miles an hour against a strong head wind. It was reported in Kingston, that Gen. Widderington was to proceed in her to this place on Tuesday or Wednesday last, and she can now be hourly expected. ------ U. C. Gazette
      Buffalo Gazette
      Tuesday, June 17, 1817

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      The Steam Boat FRONTENAC, left this port on Thursday morning last, on her first trip for the Head of the Lake.
      Kingston Gazette
      June 7, 1817

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Frontenac (Steamboat), 23 May 1817