The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1872

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p.2 Launch of the China

This afternoon the new propeller China was launched from the Marine Railway in the presence of a large gathering of ladies and gentlemen. The new candidate for nautical honors was gaily decorated with flags, as were the vessels in the vicinity. There were a number of persons on board the new boat. At 3:30 she glided most beautifully off the ways, slowly at first, then faster, and at last gracefully meeting her natural element. She was named the China by Mrs. Power. When in the stream she made a graceful turn and displayed her fine proportions to excellent advantage; many enconiums were passed on her appearance on the ways, but the admiration was greater as she sat so beautifully on the water. She is one of the finest boats in our inland waters, and reflects credit on Messrs. Power & Co., her builders. She is owned by Messrs. Patterson (of Kingston) and Proctor (of Hamilton.)

-The Bay Steamers - Maud to run between Belleville and Picton, Capt. Morden.

- Rochester to run between Belleville, Kingston & Cape.

- St. Helen to run between Trenton and Montreal.

- Picton -to run between Belleville and Oswego.

- Norfolk - to run between Trenton, Belleville & Picton.

- Quail - to run from Napanee to Mill Pt. 4 times a day. [Napanee Beaver]

-Navigation - Watertown is running to Cape Vincent; Pierrepont to Gananoque; tug Franklin blocked in by ice and grounded in South Bay; sch. Irene left with rye for Oswego; several vessels at Cape still trying to get through ice; sch. Mail shoved ashore at Fish Pt. by ice; schooners W.W. Grant and Irene collided; several vessels have arrived.

-Imports - 25.

p.3 str. Midge made first visit to Gananoque from Clayton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1872