The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1864

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p.2 Trial Trip of the Watertown - The steamer Watertown made a short trial trip on Saturday afternoon, to test the working of her engine under headway. She steamed up as far as Four Mile Point and back, and made a trip along the harbor. Everything worked admirably, and so far every possible satisfaction is expressed with the movement and capacity of the engine, her machinery generally, and her sailing qualities. Thirty revolutions were obtained with a pressure of 40 pounds of steam, and with a pressure of 45 pounds 35 revolutions. This would make her speed about 10 miles per hour, which, with an additional expense in fuel, can be increased to 12 miles, the former (10 miles) being the maximum of speed required for the route on which she is to ply. The appearance of the Watertown under weigh is very good, and she sails steadily, owing to her breadth and her peculiar build, and the consequent slight pressure of water brought to bear against her. She is fitted up with a low-pressure beam engine; cylinder, 28 1/2 inches in diameter by six feet stroke; and a return flue tubular boiler, with 68 tubes 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 12 feet long; pressure of steam, 50 pounds to the cylindrical inch. Her carrying capacity is greater than her appearance would indicate. The length of the Watertown is 130 feet, breadth 22 feet, and depth of hold 7 feet, making her about 215 tons measurement. The carpenter's work not being fully completed, the Watertown will not enter on her regular trips for some days, and a still further trial trip is spoken of in the meantime.

p.3 Arrivals - 24th - Str Magnet, Montreal - McNee & Waddell, 14 bales British goods; W. Ferguson & Co., 2 cases British goods.

25th - Str Champion, Montreal - R.C. Rifles, 2 hhds wine; McNee & Waddell, 2 cases British goods; W. Ferguson & Co., 9 cases oil cloth.

Str Indian, Montreal - E.H. Smith, 3 casks, 2 cases h ware.

Brig Sir C. Napier, Port Dalhousie - 261 pcs elm timber, Calvin & Breck.

Schr Champion, Hamilton - 6,000 staves, Calvin & Breck.

Barque J.S. Austin, Port Rowan - 12,000 feet sq oak timber, Calvin & Breck.

Sloop Clyde, Saugeen - 322 pcs elm timber, Calvin & Breck.

Sloop St. Lawrence, Saugeen - 311 pcs elm timber, Calvin & Breck.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - General cargo.

Str Magnet, Montreal - do.

Prop Indian, do. - do.

Prop Perseverance, Montreal - 22 casks and 28 kegs nails, A. & S. Chown.

Str George Moffatt, Montreal - (mixed cargo)

Str Banshee, Hamilton - gen cargo.

Str America, Montreal - do.

Str Champion, do. - do.

26th - Tug Samson, Saugeen - 2 vessels in tow.

Str Bytown, Ottawa - genl cargo.

Clearances - 24th - Schr Antelope, Hamilton - 90 cords wood.

Schr Shickluna, St. Catherines.

Schr Welland, do.

Brig Sir Charles Napier, Port Dalhousie.

Sloop Clyde, do.

Barque Southampton, do.

Sloop St. Lawrence, do.

Str Magnet, Montreal - general cargo.

Prop Her Majesty, Toronto - 600 brls salt.

Prop Indian, Toronto - general cargo.

Str Perseverance, Toronto - 120 tons mdze.

25th - Prop George Moffatt, Port Stanley - General cargo.

Str Banshee, Montreal - do.

Str America, St. Catherines.

Str Champion, Hamilton - General cargo.

26th - Tug Samson, Saugeen - Two vessels in tow.

Str Bytown, Ottawa - General cargo.

Barque A. Steven, Windsor.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1864