The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1847

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p.3 Steamer Speed - The Speed took her place on the route between Bytown and Grenville on Saturday. Arrangements were made to receive a large party from Town, but a mistake having occurred relative to the hour of starting some disappointment was experienced. Notwithstanding that the steamer left at 7 A.M. - a very early hour - a number bent on the pursuit of pleasure, including some ladies, were on board. Every one seemed highly delighted with the accommodations on board, and with the rate at which the pretty vessel made her way through the waters of the Ottawa. The Speed is a fast sailing vessel, and her engine works admirably; and we may here remark that it is of Canadian manufacture, bearing the mark Parkyn, Montreal. The steamer got under way about half-past seven, and made the trip to Grenville in three hours and a half (sailing time.) The Steam was certainly kept up pretty heavy, but as the engine is completely new, it is supposed that the Speed will accomplish the distance easily in that time, when the engine will be in better working order. [Bytown Packet]

An attempt is being made to prevent the passage of vessels through the Welland Canal on the Sabbath. 65 vessels passed thro' that Canal during the week ending Nov. 1st.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1847