The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1883

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p.3 Death Of A Venerable Man - Mr. John W. Forsyth, who was buried at Cape Vincent last Saturday, had lived in the village more than 60 years. In connection with his brother he performed the iron work on the Merchant, the first large schooner built at Cape Vincent.

Repairing Steamers - The large steamers Alexandria and Empress of India are in Cantin's dry dock, Montreal, undergoing extensive repairs, and it is generally believed that they are intended, says the Star, to open the ball for the Royal Canadian Steamship Company. The contractors express ignorance of the intentions of the owners of these vessels, which, although previously owned by different companies, are being refitted to one order. They are undoubtedly intended for some cutting out work as they are being almost entirely rebuilt for the sole purpose of increasing their speed. The Alexandria's hull is being rebuilt to a raking model and her machinery is all being taken out. New boilers are being put in by George Brush & Co., and her engines are being replaced by those taken out of the Banshee, one of the swiftest boats on the river, constructed for the purpose of cutting out the old time flyer Jenny Lind. The hull of the Empress of India is being replaced by one of a more improved model and a strong set of new engines are being built for her by E.E. Gilbert & Sons.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1883