The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1856

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p.3 The Steamer Wilmington - One of the advantages of Reciprocity between Canada and the United States, is the frequent fact of good handsome American Steam Boats becoming the prooperty of Canadians, and being engaged in Canadian Trade. A fine old Ocean Steamer, the Wilmington, well-known on the Southern Coast, is now on Lake Ontario, undergoing repairs at Kingston on the Marine Railway. The Wilmington is a vessel of the largest size the St. Lawrence Canals permit to pass, and is now being refitted for some route on the lake. Being built originally of cedar, pitch pine and live oak, her wear, though upwards of ten years old, is a mere nothing, her timbers being as sound today, as on the day she was launched. Her engine, made by the first makers in Baltimore, is of exceedingly great power, and altogether the old Wilmington under some newer and more appropriate name, will be known on Lake Ontario as one of the best and strongest and safest Boats on the Lake.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1856