The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1875

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p.1 Imports - 17,19.

p.2 Launched - This morning the new steamer Geneva was launched from the ways at Portsmouth, the Pierrepont having broken away the ice to give her water room. The ceremony was a very quiet one, there being not even a wet nurse attending the birth. The builders did not have even the owners present, and therefore our descriptive reporter had "no sight" either. Consequently all we can say of the launch is that it was both successful and auspicious, and that the Geneva is as handsome a steamer as ever sat on Ontario waters, looking better than when on timbers. She is more like a fancy pleasure yacht than a ferry steamer, but will be fully capable of the useful service to be assigned to her.

-Imports - 19,20.

p.3 The Cape Route - Pierrepont made 2nd trip to Cape through canal; dates given for opening of navigation for last 8 years.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1875