Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1863
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p.2 Launched - The launch of Captain Perry's new propeller, Her Majesty, took place at St. Catherines on Thursday in presence of a large concourse of visitors, and is represented as having been an imposing affair. The dimensions of the new boat are: length, 185 feet; breadth of beam, 30 feet; and depth of hold, 12 feet 6 inches. Her freight capacity is estimated at 6,000 barrels of flour. The propeller will shortly be towed to Kingston to receive her engines which are being constructed at the Ontario Foundry, by Messrs. Davidson & Doran. They are what are called vertical high-pressure engines, working at right angles to the propelling shaft. The boilers, also built at the Ontario Foundry, are of the kind known as the "return tubular," 7 feet 6 inches in diameter, the pressure of steam being 70 lbs. The rate of speed, it is supposed, will be eighty or ninety revolutions per minute, and it is estimated that the vessel will be able to make twelve miles an hour. The Leader notices as something singular the fact that Her Majesty's first freight will consist of cannon and military stores for Kingston.
Lake Ontario Steamboats - On and after Monday next, till the close of the season, the American steamers will make only tri-weekly trips between Rochester and Ogdensburgh, touching at this and the intermediate ports. The Bay State and Ontario will form the line, and the Cataract will lay up for the winter. [Oswego Palladium]
p.3 Imports - 6.
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- Nov. 7, 1863
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- Rick Neilson
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