The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1863

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p.2 Spring Walk #8 - The Steamer Banshee

-ad - First Boat of the Season - Royal Mail Line of Through Steamers - Banshee, Capt. H.E. Swales for Toronto and Hamilton.

p.3 K.C. & M.

-The Kingston Stave Trade - "a perfect forest of masts" at Garden Island; 34 vessels from Western Canadian ports consigned to Calvin & Breck.

-The Beauharnois Canal - had 2' ice on 24th.

-Welland Canal - Vessels Passed - on 24th.

-Reciprocity - a letter to editor of Globe from W.J. Mabee, owner and master of sch. Primrose of Consecon; he cleared Brighton with a cargo of hop poles and upon arriving at Oswego he was charged a new duty on Canadian vessels.

-Imports - 27.

"Spring Walk" by a Fresh Hand"

THE STEAMER BANSHEE. - The first vessel this season, of the Inland Navigation Company, alias Through Line - to make a move, is the fine and favorite steamer, the Banshee. She has notified a start on Thursday next, up the lake. The Banshee has just come off the Marine Railway, where all her petty wants have been amply supplied. She is a staunch vessel, and a capital sea boat, but steamers, like men, will get out of order, and need a physician. That need the Marine Railway annually supplies. She is in apple pie order - the same Captain, Swales, the same Pilot, Mate, Steward and hands - all experienced people, and all known and liked by the public. The Banshee is handsomely filled up with new furniture this Spring, and in addition, possesses one of Fox's best Piano Fortes, an instrument so superior to the usual run of instruments to be found in the cabins of steamboats, that it must greatly enhance the comfort of pleasure seeking travellers.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1863