The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 24, 1884

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p.3 A New Steamer - Capt. Wilson Garrett, of Smith's Falls, whose boat became so popular to excursionists between Ottawa and Montreal during the last two seasons, intends putting a new steamer on the Rideau Canal to run between Kingston and Smith's Falls. The steamer is now being built by H.B. Rathbun & Son, Deseronto, and when finished, will be a great acquisition to the popular excursion steamers of Kingston. The trip between this city and Smith's Falls is a pleasant one and the scenery unparalleled, and we are sure the enterprising Captain will meet with the success he deserves in his undertaking. The steamer will leave here tri-weekly, thus affording excursionists every opportunity of enjoying the trip.


The steambarge Indian has undergone repairs costing $4,000.

Capt. Dunkinson will command Norris' barge Lincoln and consorts.

Capt. Kish will this season command the prop. Scotia, owned by Battle & Co., of Thorold.

Capt. E. Beaupre will leave for Chicago on Saturday to see to the fitting out of the schrs. Hyderabad and Bangalore.

The St. Catharines News says the Persia is being fitted out again with the usual care. She will be manned by Capt. Scott.

Mr. Butler, Waggoner House, takes the position of steward on the prop. Macey, which will ply between Toronto and Buffalo.

The schr. Edward Blake, at St. Catharines, has had new bulwarks and bowsprit put in. Capt. McAvoy will command the craft.

The steamer Gipsy has again changed hands. Murphy & Pettigrew, of Toronto, have bought her from Mr. Shaw for ferry purposes.

When launched Capt. A. Malone, of Garden Island, will anchor the steambarge D.D. Calvin in the harbor in order that she may be photographed.

The work is progressing rapidly on Capt. Neelon's new composite boat. Archie McMaugh is to be her Captain. She will be ready for launching at the opening of navigation

Chartered Already - The steambarge D.D. Calvin and four barges have been chartered to carry coal from Charlotte to Duluth as soon as navigation opens. The following will officer the Calvin: A. Malone, Captain; J. McCormack, Mate; T. Smith, First Engineer; W. Stewart, Second Engineer.

Extensive Improvements - to Swift's coal dock.

Here & There - Davidson, Doran & Co., of Kingston Foundry, are manufacturing feathering wheels.

The Steamer's Name - at Clayton to be called St. Lawrence.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 24, 1884