Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1849
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LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR - No. III
The steamer Phoenix deserves a passing notice. After the destruction by fire last summer of Messrs. Macpherson & Crane's new steamer Speed, that enterprising firm commenced immediately preparations for another vessel to be ready this spring. That vessel is the Phoenix, and is commanded by Capt. Patterson, late of the Porcupine. This truly handsome boat is about the size of the Highlander, though somewhat broader, and is fitted up in a very chaste and commodious manner, far superior to the old River Boats, and more approaching the style of the American Line of Lake Steamers. Her speed is about thirteen miles an hour, and she does a daily trip between Bytown and Grenville, and back again, with great ease to herself and men. She is a great acquisition to the Ottawa, and makes ample amends for the loss of the Speed.
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- Rick Neilson
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