The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1888

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p.8 Arrived In Montreal - The steamship Algonquin is now at Montreal port and will go into Cantin's dry dock in a few days to be taken apart and sent through the canals in sections for traffic on the upper lakes. She belongs to Messrs. Marks & Co., Port Arthur.

The Algonquin is 254 feet long by 40 feet beam, with a depth of 30 feet hold, having five hatchways. She is propelled by triple expansion engines of 1,350 horse power, of the special make for inland sea service, and her two main boilers, built of steel, are capable of carrying a pressure of 160 pounds to the square inch, while her auxiliary boiler is proportionately strong. The ship is 2,000 tons burden, and draws only 13 1/2 feet water; she is double and carries over 400 tons water ballast. Essentially a freight ship she makes no bid for passengers; still her cabin and state rooms and general appointments are especially neat. She is built for 9 1/2 knots an hour when loaded. Her commander is Capt. John Moore, with J.B. Hastings as mate.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1888