The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1887

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The schr. O. Mowat was stripped yesterday.

The joiners are busy at the upper works of the steamer Cibola.

It is feared that at Two Rivers the fishing tug Edith has gone down with her crew of six men.

The Perth Courier states the frame of a new steamer, to ply between Kingston and Montreal, has been laid. The hull is being built in Glasgow, Scotland, and will be shipped out in sections and put together in Kingston. Her speed will be fourteen miles an hour, enabling her to make the trip from Kingston to Montreal and return in six days easily. She will carry 100 tons of freight and will have twenty-five state rooms, a large dining room, kitchen and all other conveniences.

The steamer Southern Belle is on the marine railway, Deseronto, for repairs. She was built at Renfrew, Scotland, in 1861, and received the name Rothesay Castle. She was designed for speed, and on her trial trip attained 21 1/2 miles an hour. She was purchased as a blockade runner during the American civil war. She made several trips between Charleston and Nassau. On one occasion she was nearly captured by the American cruisers, and received one or two shots in the hull from a frigate, but her great speed enabled her finally to effect an escape. In 1873, while laid up at Shediac, she was destroyed by fire, nothing being left but her iron hull. She was rebuilt, returned to Toronto in 1876, sold, and her name was changed to Southern Belle. A few weeks ago she was purchased for the (end of article)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1887