Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1871
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p.2 Marine News - prop. America receiving new cabin and other repairs.
-New Lighthouses - a list of 10 new lighthouses built in 1870, including Pigeon Island.
-Imports - 28,29.
p.3 str. Aurora purchased in Montreal for Kingston-Gananoque route.
-sch. Lafayette Cook grounded near Railway bridge - the centreboard was frozen down; towed off by Watertown.
-The engines were being removed from the str. Pierrepont yesterday. The boilers had been taken out in the winter. The Pierrepont has been worn out in service and is now abandoned. She was built in Kingston fifteen years ago, and has been a lucky and profitable boat to her owner. As already stated she will be replaced by a new iron steamer built on the Clyde. Telegraphic advice had been received, that the new boat left Scotland on Tuesday for Kingston, and may be expected here in 2 or 3 weeks. The new Pierrepont will be 130 feet in length over all and 26 feet beam, and will be like Mr. Gildersleeve's new steamer constructed on the composite principle, her bottom being of wood and the frame and rest of her hull of iron. She can be very speedily put together and her engines and boiler being ready even now she will be in running order before July 1st.
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes