The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1871

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p.2 The New Steamer Louise - The steamer Louise, intended to trade between here and Ottawa, arrived from Montreal this morning, and left this afternoon on her first trip through her destined route, the Rideau Canal. Her build and fittings have been made more with a view to freight than passengers, although her arrangements in the latter department are sufficiently commodious. She has a small upper and ladies' cabin very nicely fitted up, and a very nicely appointed under cabin. Her engines are very superior, and her conveniences for freight all that can be desired. The command of the Louise has been given to Captain J. Ryan, who is so well and favourably known as the Captain of the steamer City of Ottawa for many years on the Rideau Canal, and the guidance of the vessel through the intricate channels of the beautiful chain of lakes of that route, has been assigned to the well-known pilot, Mr. Joe Read. A more beautiful summer or autumn trip can scarcely be chosen than to the city of Ottawa by the way of the Rideau Canal - the canal, by the way, comprising only about 26 miles of the distance - and the romantic scenes of the numerous lakes through which the steamer passes richly repays a visit by this way. The Louise will be found to afford to the tourist every requisite necessary to render this trip a real luxury.

Shipping News - The steamer Spartan touched at Swift's wharf on her way down this morning, and the sloop Greyhound arrived at the same wharf from Oswego with a general cargo.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1871