The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1855

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p.2 Collision - It was the bark Arabia (not the Admiral) that came in collision with the steamer Reindeer on Saturday morning.

The Iron Steamer Kingston, owned by the Hon. John Hamilton, of this city, made her appearance in our harbor on Sunday morning last, and was visited by a good many of our citizens. She is a beautiful first-class vessel, and a credit to our waters. She left the same evening for Lewiston, to receive her furniture. We understand she will be commanded by Mr. Clarke Hamilton. The following description we find in a Montreal paper: -

The Kingston was built at Port Glasgow by Thompson brothers, and sent out to this Province in pieces, and was put together and finished by Bartley and Dunbar, of this city, who are also the builders of the boilers and engines. She measures 185 feet keel, with 27 feet beam, and 10 1/2 feet depth of hold, and draws less than 5 feet, light on an even keel. Her engines have 44 inch cylinders, with 10 feet stroke. Her fittings combine great elegance with substantial workmanship. The saloons have state-rooms for 125 passengers, and are finished in white and gold, with carved mouldings and pilasters, lighted with richly stained glass. The gentlemen's saloon is finished aft with a circular roof, with two dome lights filled with stained glass, and forward with a rich fan-light of the same. The dining-room, which will accommodate 70 persons, is below deck, so as to preserve the upper saloon from disturbance. In her building and decoration no expense nor skill has been spared to make the Kingston the crack-boat on the route; and her general appearance warrants the belief that she will fully sustain the reputation which her owner has zealously labored to obtain for her. The carpenter work is by Mr. Shearer, whose name is a guarantee of its goodness. The painting, which has been finished with unusual care, and brought to an enamel-like surface, was executed by Messrs. Walker & Little. The carving and gilding, which displays great taste, was the work of Messrs. Huell & Laird, and does them much credit. The stained glass of which there is quite a profusion, is from the workshop of Mr. Spence, and will add to his reputation for this effective style of decoration. We congratulate the Hon. Mr. Hamilton upon being the owner of so fine a boat, and hope that she may prove as remunerative as her qualities and the enterprise of her owner deserve. [Advertiser]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1855