The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1857

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p.2 Kingston the Seat of Gov't and the 1000 Islands Pleasure Trip Strongly Commended to the Torontowegians By An Old Tourist [Colonist]

Lake Steamers - We are glad to learn that the lake steamers are doing an excellent passenger business just now. Since the hot weather has set in, they have carried full loads of passengers, and the Kingston yesterday presented a more than usually gay and animated appearance, as she steamed out of the bay with nearly every available foot on her promenade decks occupied by a cabin passenger. Speaking of the lake boats and their management, we find the following paragraph going the rounds of the English papers:-

The Canadian Lake Steamers - "satisfactory testimonials from passengers with regard to comfort, economy and speed of the royal mail line of through steamers on Canadian lakes," "preferred the steamers to Grand Trunk railway, - the charges being fewer, the accommodation better & cheaper, the luggage of passengers being carried free, and only a few hours difference in time..."

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1857