The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 1, 1839

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p.2 Launch - Yesterday afternoon a beautiful Barge of the largest dimensions of the kind yet built for these waters was launched by Mr. Perkins Ship Builder from his Dock Yard in this town. She is called the British Queen, and is built for Messrs. Sanderson & Murray in this place. This Barge is destined to carry 130 tons, to be schooner rigged, and is intended to navigate the whole length of our inland waters, from the head of Lake Huron to Quebec. If she succeeds in conveying cargoes from the head of the upper lakes with safety, as it is intended she will, it will form a new era in our inland navigation, and will be a great saving of that time, labour and waste of property which now unavoidably occurs in the re-shipment of goods between the Upper Ports and Montreal and Quebec. - She is the last of 8 vessels built by Mr. Perkins at this place during the season; 4 of which (Barges) were built for Messrs. Sanderson & Murray, 3 smaller ones built for Messrs. H. & S. Jones, and one for Messrs. Dickinson Hackett & Co. of Montreal. [Brockville Statesman]

p.3 The Schooner Sir George Arthur, P. McIntyre, Master, owned by Mr. Young, of Hamilton, was capsized last Thursday afternoon above the Ducks. The Master had been advised to take in ballast at Hatter's Bay, but declined, saying, "she is stiff enough." She is now a total wreck, and on Sunday was towed down to Molson's Wharf by the Commodore Barrie.

The Commodore Barrie resumed her trips yesterday.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 1, 1839