The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 28, 1864

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p.2 The Steamers Generally - The arrangements of the various steamboat lines are now well nigh completed. The steamers of the Royal Mail Line will, as heretofore, form a daily line between Montreal and Hamilton, touching at the usual intermediate ports. Captain C. Hamilton will command the new iron steamer Grecian, Captain Howard the Kingston, Captain Swales the Banshee, Capt. Harbottle the Passort, Capt. Fairgraves the Magnet, and Captain Kelly the Champion. Their landing place will be Captain Bowen's new wharf, foot of Johnston street, which, as we have already noticed, is being widened, repaired and strengthened, for the extra business which will be done there this coming season. The arrangements of the Lake Ontario steamers (American Line) will be pretty much the samethis year as they were last. There will be a daily line between Lewiston, Toronto, Rochester, Oswego, and the St. Lawrence ports, when the season has fairly opened, and during April the boats will run tri-weekly, as formerly. The Cataract is to be partially rebuilt. The North Shore steamer Rochester, now lying at Cobourg, will be ready to commence tri-weekly trips across the lake between Rochester, Colborne, Cobourg, and Port Hope, by the 4th of April, according to advertisement in another column, leaving Colborne at 12 a.m. until Presque Isle harbor is open. We have already stated that these steamers will land in future (for the coming season at least) at Kinghorn's wharf, instead of at the wharf at the foot of Johnston street, as formerly; Kinghorn's wharf being in process of entire rebuilding, the better to provide for the increased accommodation which will be required during the ensuing summer by Messrs. Anderson & Ford, the new lessees. The steamer Bay of Quinte is being thoroughly repainted and fitted up for the route after which she is named, where she will ply as usual until the new iron steamer which is to supply her place shall have been completed, which, however, will not be until late in the fall. The steamer from Kingston to Cape Vincent will for the early part of the summer be the Pierrepont, until the new boat now building at the Kingston shipyard for that route is ready, when the Pierrepont will be put on the ferry between this city and Wolfe Island, her light draft of water peculiarly adapting her to the shallow landings at the Island. Independent of these there are the steamers which ply on the Rideau Canal, laid up at Ottawa, and the many "occasional" steamers, which arrive at and leave this port during the summer, and of which nothing can be said just now.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 28, 1864