The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1871

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p.2 Rideau Canal Steam Navigation - A very handsome little steamer, to be called the Manitoba, is being built, and is nearly completed at Montreal, for the navigation of the Rideau canal between Kingston and Ottawa.

The Cape Vincent Ferry - Mr. Kinghorn is using every exertion to put the steamer Watertown into proper running order at the earliest possible date, and he anticipates accomplishing this by the 17th inst. Twice within the past ten years the Watertown has been able to convey the members of the St. Patrick's Society, resident on Wolfe Island, thence to the participation of the celebration of the society in Kingston. The old Pierrepont has done her work, and will be replaced by a fine new boat now building on the Clyde for that purpose, and is expected out here and running by the beginning of July next. The new boat will be 130 feet in length over all, and 26 feet beam over all, and is being built with a special view to the lake business, her peculiarity being that her bottom is of wood, while the rest of her build is of iron. Her name has not yet been determined upon. Mr. John Kinghorn, who is a practical engineer, is at present in Scotland upon the business of the boat. The Gazelle is being overhauled, and will resume her running as usual.

The Ice - The present condition of the ice is very unsafe, and the work of crossing from Cape Vincent and Wolfe Island in ice boats is now attended with the usual trouble and difficulty experienced just previous to the opening up of navigation. The water is clear of ice in the channel at Howe Island, and for some distance above it, and a week's continuance of the present warm weather will render steam navigation practicable.

p.3 For Sale Or To Be Chartered - A Smart Little SCHOONER, with sails, rigging, anchors and chains, complete. Her carrying capacity is about 4,000 bushels of wheat, or 75,000 feet of lumber. She may be seen at the Portsmouth Shipyard, where she is being thoroughly overhauled. For particulars apply to Messrs. Falconer & Horn. 9th March

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1871