British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1847
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p.2 The Passport - The Hon. Mr. Hamilton's much-talked of Iron Steamer, the Passport, has taken her place in the Royal Mail Line, between Kingston and Montreal. She arrived here on her first trip upwards on Wednesday evening, under the command of that old public favorite, Capt. Wm. Bowen. The Passport is a splendid vessel, unquestionably the most elegant that floats on the British waters in America. In size she is as capacious as the Canal Locks admit, being 180 feet in length, with width proportionable; while in speed she has no competitor, being a sixteen miles per hour boat. It is wholly out of our power to do justice to her fitments, being the most unique and gorgeous imaginable; and nothing that we could say could come up to the reality. The Upper Saloon, extending in length nearly the whole of the upper deck, is the most beautiful apartment of its kind it has ever been our fortune to behold, and all who conveniently can, should lose no time in gratifying themselves and friends by a visit to her when in port.
p.3 Excursion To Ogdensburgh - of the Kingston Volunteer Hook & Ladder Company on Monday, July 5th on steamer Unicorn, leaving at 6:30 a.m.
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes