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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: The steamer 'Canada'
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

This is a print of the steamer "Canada" that was built in Niagara-on-the-Lake for the Great Western Railway in 1853. From the 1830s through to the early 1850s, Niagara-on-the-Lake was known for its shipbuilding, with a shipyard launching many elegant steamers during those years, including this one. The company operated steamship service in connection with its trains. The steamship "Canada," captained by G.E. Willoughby, began travelling the Hamilton-to-Oswego route. By 1856, the "Canada" began service between Hamilton, Brockville, Prescott, Cape Vincent and Ogdensburg. Due to financia problems, the "Canada" was eventually sold in 1857.