The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1879

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p.2 ad - Excursion - to Rochester on str. Hastings. Return fare $1.00. July 21st

p.3 Quite A Feat - Considerable discussion has of late years taken place as to how large a vessel could pass down the Galop Rapids on the St. Lawrence River, and it was generally conceded that no vessel drawing more than nine feet of water could with safety run them. The other day this idea was 'exploded," so to speak, by Capt. Clifford, of the prop. Europe. He had in tow the schr. J.R. Benson, of St. Catharines, and was towing her down to Matilda, which is about 18 miles below Prescott, and at the foot of the rapids. The vessel drew ten feet 2 inches, and he landed her in Matilda safe and sound. It required a steady hand to pilot her through those turbulent waters.

Wind Wafts - The Geneva and Princess Louise had a test of speed coming into the harbor this morning. Both are fast boats.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1879