THE RAPIDS KING
Was Launched At Toronto This Afternoon.
Toronto, Jan. 9th - The new Richelieu & Ontario Navigation steamer, Rapids King, was launched at one o'clock this afternoon, from the yards of the Canadian Shipbuilding company, in the presence of a large number of guests. Mrs. Caverhill, Montreal, wife of the chairman of the executive committee of the R. & O. N. company, performed the ceremony. Afterwards the guests were entertained at luncheon at the King Edward Hotel, by Frederick Nicholls, president of the Canadian Shipbuilding company. The new boat is 240 feet long and will run between Prescott and Montreal. She will have double the accommodation of the present boats on the route.
p.2 The steamer Pierrepont arrived back from Cape Vincent last evening with a load of freight, and started again for the Cape this morning, via the foot of the island as there was a heavy sea around the head.
p.8 Did Not Cross Today - The steamer Pierrepont experienced little difficulty in reaching the Cape yesterday, but owing to the high wind no trip was made today. The steamer will continue her trips daily, weather permitting, until again frozen in.