The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1855

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p.2 The Steamer Bowmanville - We are pleased to see the Leader take so favorable a notice of the new Kingston steamboat. The Bowmanville has proved herself perfectly successful - she has made one trip to Quebec, and will shortly make another. Meanwhile she goes to Montreal and returns.

The new steamer Bowmanville, arrived here from Quebec on Monday morning, freighted with a portion of the furniture of the Government offices. She is one of an independent line of freight steamers, destined to make trips between Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal. She is entirely new and is built after the model of the Ocean Wave. Her hull and engine were built at Kingston. In length she is 182 feet, 28 feet in beam, and 11 feet in hold. Her freight capacity is 3,550 barrels, and her registered burden 800 tons. She has been chartered by the Government to carry up three loads of the Government furniture from Quebec - the arrival of the first of which we have noticed above. Although she has commenced carrying freight, she is not yet thoroughly fitted up. It is expected, however, that she will be completely ready to commence her trips in a few days. At present she has 35 first class state rooms, which would do credit to any steamer on the Lake. She is owned by a company of gentlemen, some of whom live in Toronto, Bowmanville, and Kingston. George H. Wyatt, Esquire, is Agent for the Company in Toronto and Hamilton. The Bowmanville is commanded by Capt. Charles Perry, late Captain of the steamer Highlander.


- Imports - 17, 18.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1855