The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1885

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p.2 Incidents - Capt. Donnelly has left for Michipicoten Island, there to examine the wrecked steamer City of Owen Sound, upon which he intends to operate in the spring.

Shipbuilding Notes.

R. Davis is now building a new tug for Mr. Pickford, to be used at Buckingham. D. McEwen & Son are putting in the machinery.

The new steamer, now building at R. Davis' yard, is in frame. The planking is being put on rapidly. She is to be completed on April 15th and run ten miles an hour, business speed, carrying tons of freight and make Westport on one cord of wood. She will have good passenger accommodation and will be called the Rideau Belle.

The str. Ida having been lengthened twelve feet at Davis' yard is now about complete. She will run one and a half miles an hour faster than before she was lengthened. She will have four more staterooms. Arrangements have been made to run her from Westport to Montreal via Ottawa, one trip a week, connecting at Westport with the str. Rideau Belle now building here. Capt. Garratt thinks to work up a good trade on the lower route.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1885