The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1892

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p.1 A Steamer's Improvements - It has been decided by the owners of the Sylvan Stream to make repairs possible on the boat this winter and take the boat to Clayton next spring to complete the work. There will be a new pilot house; the cabin will be carried out flush with the sides and stern of the boat, thus giving much more room in the cabin; the saloon will be elegantly finished in white wood and between the windows will be placed panel mirrors. It will also be equipped with patent seats capable of being transferred into a cot or bed. The staircase, leading to the saloon, will be constructed similar to the one on the steamer St. Lawrence. The steamers will be lighted by electricity, and it is probable that a powerful search light will be added.

Incidents of the Day - Herbert Parsons, mate on the barge Mable Wilson, running between Buffalo and Chicago, has arrived home.


The schooner Queen of the Lakes, Capt. Parsons, is laid up at Cleveland.

The steamer Pierrepont made a trip to Amherst Island, yesterday, and brought to Kingston forty tons of hay for S. Going.

Mate O'Rourke, of the schr. B.W. Folger, says in all his experience he never saw as bad a season in marine as the past one. Vessel owners did not make a fortune.

There are about 100 men engaged in the M.T. Co.'s ship yards at present. They are at work on the new barge to be ready for use at the opening of navigation. The barge will be about the size of the schr. Glenora.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1892