The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1858

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The Royal Mail Line of Lake and River Steamers.

Yesterday evening (Tuesday), the steamer Kingston left the Commercial Wharf, on her first trip this season; she is to be followed this evening by the Banshee, and afterwards by the Passport, New Era, and Champion; so that by the end of the week the whole of the Daily Line will be in full operation.

In pursuance of our pledge, we yesterday made an inspection of Mr. Hamilton's fine boats, the Kingston and Passport. Being constructed of iron, and of everlasting wear, they stand in need of no repairs of any kind whatsoever; they have, however, this season been repainted, their furniture renovated where needed, and everything made trim and perfect for the summer season. The Kingston and Passport are sister vessels, of the same size, and of equal speed. In compliance with the new Act, the Government Inspector has examined the engines and boilers, the new force pumps, life boats, life preservers, etc., and has furnished the necessary certificates. Capt. Kelly will again command the Kingston, with Mr. Wm. Gibson as purser, and Mr. Taylor as engineer; while Capt. Harbottle will again take charge of the Passport, with Mr. Fairgraves as purser, and Mr. Brown as engineer.

-steamer Prince Albert refitted at Prescott for Rideau Canal.

-The Port Sarnia Collectorship [Globe]

-Parliamentary Retrospect - incident of one-sided reciprocity between Canada and the U.S. - American vessels becoming property of British subjects obtain British registers; Canadian vessels becoming property of Americans, are not entitled to American registration.

-To Let - the unexpired lease of the Wharf and Stores at Marine Railway, at present occupied by Messrs. Hooker, Pridham & Co.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1858