She first formed one of the well-known Beatty Line, running from Sarnia on the Upper Lakes. Afterwards her name was changed to Carmona, and in conjunction with the Cambria formed a local line from Owen Sound to the Sault Ste. Marie in connection with the C. P. R.
In 1892 and 1893 she ran from Toronto to Rochester daily, making occasional trips with excursionists to the Thousand Isles. Her commander is Captain William Parkinson. She was previously under Captains Black and La France and her principal engineer is the well-known Frank White.
A few words as to her name will probably be of some interest. Carmona is a town in Spain in the Province of Seville, and was even so far back as the time of the Romans, noted for its beauty, and was, owing to the excellence of its arrangements, a favorite place of residence. Well, as the ancient Carmona was, through its beauties, favored by its patrons so is the steamer of the same name on the Canadian lakes, and for similar reasons.
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This electronic edition is based on the original in the collection of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.