The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 19, 1878

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p.3 Yachting Notes - Capt. Cuthbert is building a new steam yacht 50 feet long by 8 1/2 beam for Mr. Gilbert, of Trenton, which is expected to make twelve miles per hour. The Oswego Palladium announces the construction of two new yachts at that port, of large dimensions. We hope our local yachtsmen will come out early this season, and try to induce the Royal Yachting Club to hold a regatta in the Kingston harbour during the season, as there can be no doubt that we have the best yachting waters in Canada.

Navigation Notes

We learn from the Belleville Ontario that the work of altering the machinery of the steamer Armenia and making other necessary improvements has begun, and satisfactory progress is being made. The engine is to be moved further aft thereby lessening the length of the shaft which is to be raised a foot and supplied with a larger and more powerful wheel than that used last season. The boats upper works will undergo a thorough overhauling and she is to be supplied with a cabin and saloon. On the opening of navigation she will be placed upon the route between Kingston and Picton and will make daily trips between those two points. The Ontario thinks that the route between Kingston and Picton will not be a paying one, and advocates the running of the Armenia between Belleville and Picton.

The Ontario also states that a new steamer is being built up at Buffalo for the Upper Bay route. She is a screw steamer and will be guaranteed to make fourteen miles an hour. She will leave Picton every day (Sundays excepted) at a reasonable hour and will call at all the ports en route and reach Belleville at half past nine. She will be provided with two cabins and will be fitted up in a manner suitable to the wants of the travelling public. As the season advances she will carry excursion parties and when the attractions at Alexandria Bay are open will make a weekly trip to that locality. She will be owned and managed by Henry Bogart and George Leavens.

Feb. 20, 21, 1878


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 19, 1878