The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1860

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p.2 The upper cabin steamer Victoria, Captain Jones, from Montreal, came into port on Sunday morning, and moored along side the Atlantic wharf, foot of Princess street. She has been for some months undergoing a thorough overhauling and refitting in Montreal, under the supervision of her owner, H.S. Dickinson, Esq., of Montreal, whose good judgement is manifested in the convenience of the arrangements for the accommodation of passengers. The gentlemen's cabin is on the forward upper deck. It is very neatly furnished with every essential for ease and comfort, and has attached to it a snug little washroom, supplied with modern contrivances for comfortable ablution, besides a good-sized room where the table-ware is stored, communicating directly with the kitchen below. The cabin contains nine sleeping berths, and all the woodwork is artistically grained in imitation of oak. In fact, all the woodwork which forms the different compartments is painted in the same manner, giving the Victoria a pleasing light appearance. The ladies' cabin is in the stern, on the lower deck, and is furnished in a corresponding style with that of the gentlemen's cabin, having the same number of berths. Attached to the cabin are apartments for ablution, etc., which make it complete for comfort and convenience, and any lady, however fastidious, may confidentally take passage in the Victoria, with the certainty of being well accommodated and cared for. Capt. Jones is the oldest commander on the canal, and has always enjoyed the reputation of being the most complaisant and obliging of any of his compeers; in truth, we know by experience that he is "the right man in the right place," and we venture to say no one who has travelled under his care will controvert that opinion. Besides the accommodation for passengers, the Victoria has ample stowage for freight, which, at this season, is likely to be plentiful. The Victoria is intended expressly to ply regularly between Kingston and Ottawa, in connection with the steamer Ottawa - the Alert, we believe, being about to be withdrawn and put upon another route. Mr. Dickinson, by his spirited endeavors to keep the canal open for traffic, is entitled to the thanks of the inhabitants of all the villages along the canal, who without his boats would be put to great inconvenience and loss. We wish the boat and all connected with it the utmost success.

p.3 Died - Joseph Platt, at Hay Bay, 77. (original owner of Comet - ed.)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1860