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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1871

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p.2 Imports - 16.

p.3 Killed On the Lake - a boy from Kingston was killed by boom on sch. Atmosphere on ake Michigan.

-The Railroad Stock - Calvin & Breck have subscribed $15,000 to K. & P.

-Launch of the Maud - On Wednesday afternoon the new Steamer Maud was launched from her ways at the foot of Union Street, where the building has been proceeding all season. A crowd of people crowded the slip, and the barges and wharves adjoining, in fact every position giving a view of the launch. On the stocks the new boat had a very handsome appearance, and was greatly admired. A select party were on board. At half-past five o'clock, the preparations for launching began; the wedges were driven in, the supports removed, and the key block drawn. A few stout blows were given to the ways, and the heavy mass began to move, and to glide slowly and gracefully as a sea nymph into its natural element, amid the cheers of the crowd, echoed from those on board, and re-echoed from the barges and the water. As she moved off, Miss Maud Gildersleeve, daughter of the owner of the new steamer, bestowed on it the name of the Maud. The new steamer is intended to run on the Bay of Quinte. She was built on the composite plan, being of iron frame planked with wood to the water line, and then iron plated to the deck. The iron work was prepared on the Clyde, and put together here. The Maud is now lying at the Kingston Foundry wharf, where she will receive her machinery. Her appearance in the water is not so imposing as it was expected to be, but nevertheless she is a pretty craft. Her length over all is 120 feet, with 19 feet 6 inches beam, 32 feet over guards, and 6 feet 6 inches hold. She has two powerful cylinders, constructed upon what is termed the compound principle. The machinery was built at Mr. Gildersleeve's own works on King street, under the superintendence of Mr. Nichol. The iron work was put together under Mr. W. Swales' supervision. The wood work was under the care of Mr. Waddingham; and altogether the entire work is a credit to the port, being skilfully executed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1871