The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1873

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p.2 A Change - With the opening of navigation the steamer Jennie will commence running between this place and Alexandria Bay, stopping at Clayton.

Shipbuilding On Lake Ontario - At Oswego recently Messrs. Goble and McFarlane launched from their yard a full-sized canal schooner named the Daniel Lyons, of the following dimensions: Length over all, 142 feet 6 inches; beam 26 feet; and depth of hold, 11 feet. The Daniel Lyons is the first three-master of the fore-and-aft rig ever launched in Oswego. She will cost, when ready for sea, about $27,000, and will rate A-1 for five years. The Lyons is owned by Messrs. Goble and Lyons. Captain John Blackburn, formerly of the Westside (West Side ?), will command the new vessel. The new canaler commenced by Messrs. Goble & McFarlane, of Oswego, after the launch of the Daniel Lyons, is in frame, and being planked and ceiled. Her keelsons are also nearly all in position. It is the intention of the firm to have the new craft ready for launching by the first of May. About fifty men are at present employed in the yard. Other parties are negotiating for the building of a vessel full canal size, with less dead rise, to carry a larger load than now is brought through the Welland Canal. Messrs. A. Miller & Co. are preparing to put another vessel in frame, to be ready on the opening of navigation. At Three Mile Bay, Lake Ontario, a full-sized canaler of 142 feet 6 inches keel, 26 feet beam, and 11 1/2 hold, is to be commenced this spring by Captain James Gilmore. The last named gentleman will command her. Messrs. Davis & Wright are building a steamer on Washington Island of 80 feet keel. She is intended mainly for passengers, and will run next season between Clayton, Gananoque and Kingston. They expect to make her speed equal to 12 miles per hour.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1873