The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1856

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p.2 The Regatta - to be held during Provincial Exhibition.

Upper Canada Provincial Exhibition - letter from correspondent to [Montreal Gazette] - mentions Locomotive Works and Dockyard - ..."I next crossed to the Kingston Dockyard. On the stocks was the steamer Boston, which was drawn up for repairs after the unfortunate collision in which she sunk the propeller Protection. Close by her were the remains of the ill-fated steamer Tinto, which was burned off Long Point, many of whose passengers met with a watery death after escaping that by fire. At a short distance from these was a clipper, built for the lake business; in form and construction, she bids fair to outrival any craft of the same dimensions which navigate our inland waters. The convenience of drawing out and launching all descriptions of vessels, seems most complete."

The New Steamer Monarch - The splendid new Steamer Monarch built at Sorel for Messrs. A. & D. Shaw of this city, arrived at their wharf last night having on board a considerable amount of freight. Her performance on the passage up the river is stated by her officers to have been most satisfactory. The Engine of the Monarch was built at the Kingston Foundry by Messrs. Davidson & Bruce. It is a most beautiful piece of machinery, of great strength, admirably finished in every respect, and unites all the latest improvements on marine engines. The Monarch, when it's cabins are finished, will unquestionably be one of the finest boats on the lake. She is built upon the most approved model for speed, combined with great strength and capacity for freight. Her cabins are yet to be finished, and she is yet to have a splendid saloon the whole length of the upper deck, the latter of which will add to her appearance. In size she appears to be a little larger than the Arabian, with more breadth of beam, which will give her a steadiness in the water apt to be infringed upon by the addition of top hamper on steamers not built for such encumbrances. The Monarch is commanded by Capt. Sinclair, a gentleman of great experience in the Navigation of the Lakes and River, and very popular with the public, a popularity which we feel confident he will not only maintain, but add to in his present domain. Mr. Donald Campbell, under whose experienced eye the Monarch has been built, came up on board of her, and naturally feels much pleased at the congratulations. Capt. Sinclair and he receive from all judges of marine architecture who have visited the ship. That she will be a popular boat on whatever route she runs there cannot be a doubt, for the slightest examination will satisfy any body that she will not only be a fast, but also a safe boat, the latter a most important desideratum in times so freighted with Railroad and Steamboat disasters, as the present summer has been.

Yesterday afternoon and since writing the above, the Monarch made a trial trip round the Bay with a large party on board, amongst whom were many of our steamboat men, and others experienced in such matters, who were unanimous in their encomiums upon her. The engine worked smoothly, and although only under about half its pressure of steam, she reached by calculation a speed which, in the opinions of the experienced persons on board, gave an assurance that when her full power is employed, she will prove an eighteen miles an hour boat.

The excursion occupied a couple of hours, and splendid weather and the cooling breeze of the Bay made it a most pleasant one indeed, to which the politeness and attention of the Messrs. Shaw and Capt. Sinclair to the guests added in no small degree. Success to the Monarch say we, as we say, so say all. [Commercial Advertiser]

p.3 Riot at Collingwood - a sailor from sch. Malta was arrested; others free him, chased by Rifle Company. [Barrie Advance]

p.3 Imports - 13; Exports - 12.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1856