The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 14, 1874

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p.2 The schooner Jessie McDonald is loading with hop poles at Folger & Hanley's wharf for Cape Vincent. The lake continues open, but another night like the last will close it up.

p.3 C.I. - 12th - str. Pierrepont.

13th - str. Pierrepont.

- schr. Laurel, Oswego, M. Staley, 1 bbl. coal oil.

14th - Pierrepont.

p.4 We understand that Mr. S.G. Johnston is to build a steam boat to run in connection with the Utica and Black River R.R. this coming season, from Clayton to Gananoque and Kingston. The model of this boat was made by Walter H. Oades, of Detroit. Mr. Oades is a son of John Oades, a well known ship and steam boat builder formerly of Clayton but now engaged in building at Detroit, Mich. The dimensions of this boat are to be as follows: Length of keel 100 feet, depth of hold 8 feet, breadth of beam 24 feet, tonnage something over 200 tons (Carpenter's measurement.) She will take 150 tons of freight and accommodate 500 passengers. She is calculated to break through heavy ice, run as late as possible in the season and to have the speed of 14 miles per hour in smooth water. She is to make two trips each day between Clayton and Kingston, direct, in one hour and thirty minutes. She is being built by a stock company and is to cost, when completed, some twenty-five thousand dollars. [Clayton Independent]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 14, 1874