The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 16, 1864

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p.2 Mr. Jenkin's Ship Yard - A large amount of repairs is being done just now at this old yard, whence so many famous vessels have been launched. The steamers Ottawa and Colonist, of Messrs. Jacques & Tracy's line, are on the ways undergoing thorough general repair. The boilers of the Ottawa are being turned, so as to make room for carrying additional freight, and a new engine kelson and a part of a new deck are being supplied. The Colonist is being newly arched and planked inside, and in both cases wherever a foot of room can be made for extra freightage the chances are improved to the utmost. A new steamer is being built for Mr. Kinghorn, to ply between Kingston and Cape Vincent, of 130 feet keel, 22 feet beam, and 7 feet hold; and a schooner is fast progressing, of 95 feet keel, 23 1/2 feet beam, and 9 feet hold. The latter Mr. Jenkins is building on his own account for sale, and which he will probably have no difficulty in disposing of, the vessels built at this yard having attained a celebrity for excellence which goes far towards making a market for them in advance. In a general way the establishment is in a brisk state, and likely to turn out a good deal of work before the opening of navigation.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 16, 1864