The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. Noonan's new steamer will be called the James Swift, after James Swift of the firm of Swift & Co. Her dimensions are over all167 feet, beam 24 feet with 16 staterooms.



The Rathbun company has started to rebuild the steamer Armenia at Deseronto.

It has transpired that the steamer which the mail line recently purchased in the United States cost between $70,000 and $80,000.

R. Davis was in Deseronto, yesterday, buying timber to be used in the erection of Capt. Noonan's new steamer. Mr. Davis does not expect much will be done in building till after the holidays. He is now engaged on the different patterns.

There is a regular fleet of boats laying below the bridge for the winter. The M.T. Co.'s barges and Folger's steamers are tied up there. The schooner Grantham is the only sailing vessel laid up in that vicinity. The others are located along the water front.

James Navagh, an old shipbuilder is dead. He is well known on the lakes. In 1853 he built his first vessel, the Northumberland, at Cobourg, and afterwards the Augusta, Persian, Acontias, Minnehaha, James Navagh, Willard Johnson, Corsair, Cortez, Comanche, Cossack, John R. Noyes, Oliver Mitchell, and the steam barge Annie Smith.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1892