The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1886

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The steambarge Niagara cleared for Toledo. She will load grain for Kingston.

The steamer Thompson and schrs. Glenora and Gaskin are expected to arrive from Toledo with grain on Wednesday or Thursday.

The barge Jennie is being repaired at the M.T. Co.'s yard, and the barge Winona will be hauled out in a few days.

The steamer Rideau Belle, enlarged and fitted out with a compound engine from McEwen's foundry, went out on a trial trip yesterday and made over 12 miles an hour. The engine was considered first class in every particular. A larger wheel will be added, and it is expected that the speed will be then increased.

p.3 Another Line of Steamboats - Charles F. Fisher, of New York, is organizing a steamboat company with a capital of $300,000, with which to construct iron steamboats and ply them between Charlotte to Montreal. The steamers will be 185 ft. in length, 44 ft. beam, and 27 ft. deep. The engines will drive the boat along at a speed of 18 to 20 miles per hour. The proposed route is from Charlotte to Oswego, Kingston, Clayton, Thousand Island Park, Alexandria Bay, Morristown, Brockville, Ogdensburg, Morrisburg and Montreal. One boat to leave Charlotte daily at 6 o'clock in the morning.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1886