The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Apr 1861

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p.2 The Ice - breaking up.

The Cape Boat - Pierrepont left for Cape Vincent.

The First Steamer For Toronto - steamer Bowmanville to leave Kingston.

Kingston Trade and Manufactures - The Kingston Marine Railway appears resuscitated to all the vigour that is displayed in years gone by. The managers have now ninety men engaged in making repairs on the various vessels in the harbor and on the ways. Capt. Gaskin's Bay of Quinte has received a thorough refit, and will start for Toronto once the ice leaves the lake. The keel of a new vessel is about to be laid for this gentleman; and judging from the lines of her model, she will be a clipper calculated to sustain the reputation of Mr. Thurston. Her dimensions are 115 keel, 25 feet beam, 10 feet 6 inches depth of hold, and her capacity 350 tons. The Kingston Foundry is now laboring under a press of work, tasking 54 men to the extent of a day and a half for each in 24 hours. They are engaged for the most part on repairs, of which the Mayflower comes in for a large share. Two new boilers are in hand for Mr. Kinghorn's Gazelle, and an oscillating propeller engine of 50 horse-power for Chaffey Bros. to be used on the Rideau....[News]

p.3 From the Straits of Mackinaw - still frozen. [Oswego Times]

-schooner North Star salvaged from near Grand Haven, towed in by tug Leviathan. [Milwaukee Sentinel]

From Lake Huron - steamer Forester delayed by ice. [Detroit Tribune 2nd]

ad for steamer Bowmanville, Smith, Master - to leave on 10th.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Apr 1861