The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1865

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p.2 Steamer Bay of Quinte - The steamer Bay of Quinte was launched from the ways of the Marine Railway on Saturday afternoon, after having undergone most extensive and thoroughrepairs without and within; both hull, boilers and engine being now in as seaworthy a state as could possibly be desired. She was towed down to the Railway wharf by the steamer Gazelle, where her repairs will be completed, and she may now be expected to resume her regular trips very shortly.

Steamers Leaving - The steamer Grecian is advertised to leave for Toronto, Hamilton, and intermediate ports, tomorrow evening, and the other steamers in port are nearly all completely arrayed in their spring attire, adding not a little to their appearance, and making the public hopeful of a profitable trade and plenty of it to be done by the summer, for the good of all parties. Several of Jacques, Tracey & Co's propellers will probably depart before the close of the week, and it cannot be long before the remainder will follow their example.

Launch at Portsmouth - It is expected that another of Mr. Berry's large sea-going vessels now building at Portsmouth will be launched on Wednesday afternoon. This vessel is of larger tonnage than the Narborough, and should the day prove favorable, a most imposing launch is anticipated.

Steamer Ottawa - The steamer Ottawa, of Jacques & Tracey's line, was taken on to the ways of the Marine Railway this morning for general repairs and overhauling, preparatory to taking her place in the line.

The Lower Bay - The various scows and barges inside of the railroad track, on the lower bay, are being put into a full state of repair, so as to be ready to take their proper places when needed. Two schooners which also wintered here are receiving the finishing spring touches to fit them for the lakes. A good many of the olden class of wood scows, however, are still filled with water, and look as if they would yet becomve the property of the city, and be used at no very distant day for filling up the harbor at this end of the city. This portion of the lower bay affords a capital wintering place for these small craft, of which a great many owners take advantage.

Arrivals - 14,15,17.

p.3 ad - Str. Grecian, Capt. Hamilton, for Toronto and Hamilton.

ad - str. Watertown, Capt. Hinckley, for Belleville.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1865