The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1853

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p.2 The Steamer Boston - This fine vessel belonging to the Ogdensburg Railroad line, is now ready for the business of the season. The Engine was built by Thomas Towers, Esquire, of the Niagara Dock Foundry, and works beautifully. Her cylinder is 38 inches diameter, 10 feet stroke, wrought iron cranks and shafts. The brackets for her fastenings are of cast iron, with diagonal braces, with pyramid bolts from gallows frame head to keelson. There is an extra foundation plate for main shaft pillar blocks, giving every facility for continuing the shafts in line. The castings were made of a mixture of four kinds of iron, producing closeness and strength, and bearing a high finish in polishing. All the operations of this engine from the first time the steam was put into the cylinder worked without any extraneous aid, the wheels were turned by hand to get her off, a circumstance which seldom happens in the starting of a large engine, and a convincing proof of the accuracy of the work, and the well proportioning of the different parts to each other.

-The Tug Line - quick trip of barge Advance.

-ad - Barge Found Adrift - damaged abutments of Cataraqui Bridge, now lies sunk on N.W. side of drawbridge, an obstruction.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1853