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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1844

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p.3 U.S. Revenue Propeller Jefferson - This iron steamer, destined for Lake Ontario, is now ready for launching at Oswego. She was constructed under contract with C. Knapp, jr. of Pittsburgh, whence the iron was brought ready for fitting up, and superintended by John W. Cupes (Capes ?) of New York. She is in all respects an excellent and seaworthy vessel, at least as far as can be known before a trial is made, and the officers now at Oswego speak confidently that her sailing qualities will not disappoint the department. Her tonnage is about 360, Custom House measurement.

Length of keel 125 feet

Breadth of beam 25 feet

Depth of hold 11 feet

Length of deck 140 feet.

She is pierced for 26 guns, but will now only carry one large gun amid ship. Her engine is one of Ericsson's model, 120 horse power, with one propelling wheel astern, of 9 1/2 feet diameter. The wheel is attached to the vessel on the same plan as the steamer Princeton's.

She will carry 40 men and three or four officers, including the Captain. She is well supplied with beautiful arms, carbines, boarding pikes, cutlasses, battle axes, etc. from the Springfield manufactory. Her rig will be that of a three masted schooner and will spread an enormous quantity of canvass. The accommodations for her officers and crew are in the best style of naval comfort, and we should think a berth aboard her, especially in summer, a very desirable situation. It is not intended to get her ready for sea until next next spring.

[Albany Atlas]

Body Found - The body of Captain Macauley was found washed ashore east of Macdonald's Cove, Marysburgh, on Thursday last. An Inquest was held on the following day before Dr. Moore, Coroner, and a verdict "Accidentally drowned" returned by the jury. [Picton Sun]



This well appointed and fast running Vessel, nearly new, and well calculated for either the Bay, River or Lake trade, will be sold by Public Auction, at the Court House in the Town of Kingston, on Saturday the 16th November inst., with her Cabin furniture, rigging and appurtenances complete. Terms and conditions made known at the time of sale.

THOMAS GREER, Auctioneer and Agent.

Kingston, Nov. 7th, 1844.

ad for str. Charlotte. Nov. 8th, 1844.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1844