The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 April 1863

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Spring Walk

THE STEAMER BANSHEE.--The first vessel this season, of the Inland Navigation Company, alias Through Line--to make a move, is the fine and favorite steamer, the Banshee. She has notified a start on Thursday next, up the lake. The Banshee has just come off the Marine Railway, where all her petty wants have been amply supplied. She is a staunch vessel, and a capital sea boat, but steamers, like men, will get out of order, and need a physician. That need the Marine Railway annually supplies. She is in apple pie order--the same Captain, Swales, the same Pilot, Mate, Steward and hands--all experienced people, and all known and liked by the public. The Banshee is handsomely filled up with new furniture this Spring, and in addition, possesses one of Fox's best Piano Fortes, an instrument so superior to the usual run of instruments to be found in the cabins of steamboats, that it must greatly enhance the comfort of pleasure seeking travellers.

CITY HOTEL.--lt is with great pleasure that "Fresh Hand" has peregrinated to the City Hotel, a place well known to many of his intimate friends, and endeared to him by reminiscences of a bygone day. To have forgotten the City Hotel in his walks round Kingston, would have been the very height of ingratitude, and therefore [page missing]

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Dave Swayze
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 April 1863