British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 13, 1883
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p.3 The New and Fast Steamer - The new steamer, now being built at Clayton, for the Thousand Island Steamboat Company, will be largely constructed of iron. The material for the hull will be shipped from Buffalo to Clayton next week. The vessel will be finished in time for the summer trade. It may be called Naaid, the goddess of the river.
The Season's Record - There has been a great loss of life and property on the lakes during the season and a number of insurance companies have been very much pressed with payment of their losses. On the great lakes fully 100 crafts of all descriptions have become total losses, and the aggregate damage to shipping will reach $3,000,000. On Lake Ontario 37 craft were lost, 3 tugs, 1 steamer, 4 barges, 6 propellers and 23 schooners, the loss amounting to $308,000. Only four lives were lost, the crew of the barge Milwaukee, but in thirteen instances the crews narrowly escaped.
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes