The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1858

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p.2 The Royal Mail Line - the steamer Kingston, Capt. Kelly to start for Toronto on first trip on Tuesday, Banshee the next day.

-Ferry Boat - A scow steamer for the ferry between Kingston, Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent is rapidly advancing to completion in the Marine Railway ship-yard. As the new vessel is intended to pass through the Wolfe Island canal, where a light draught is required, and occasional heavy seas in the channels on either side of the Island render it necessary to guard against the excessive drifting to which a steamer so constructed would be exposed, a novel plan has been adopted to meet the case, by providing a centre-board, which, of course, can be lowered and raised at pleasure. The engine, a low pressure, of about 30 horse, is from the Kingston Foundry, and in a few weeks we expect to see the experiment of the enterprising owners fairly tested. Of the result we will not fail to make a note. [News]

-Imports - 21.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1858