The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1862

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p.2 Assizes - Cataraqui Bridge vs. Holcomb & Cowan - for damage done to bridge by steamer May Flower.

-K.C. & M. - Steam-tug Alice, from the Rideau Canal, arrived here this morning with a barge in tow. This tug is smaller than the Fairy, steam-yacht, of this city, though she is nearly as broad in the beam, and has a beautiful little engine of 5 or 6 horse power capacity, with fine workmanship. The cylinder is a small one, and yet the tug was able to tow up a good sized barge. The whole appearance of this little tug is strange and curious, for she is very slightly built and her boiler nearly fills her up. The latter is covered with a deck, on which are placed cushioned seats for those on board, as well as the steering apparatus; and overhead, through which protrudes the funnel there is a kind of wooden structure to serve as a protection from the weather. It resembles much the frame-work of an English summer waggon, though on a rainy day it would hardly prevent the crew of the Alice from getting wet. But, no doubt, they are hardy fellows. The Alice is chiefly used for towing barges, etc., at Bedford Mills.

-Welland Canal - business is up.

p.3 Imports - 14.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1862