British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1845
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p.3 Launch of a Fine Schooner - At Garden Island, (opposite Kingston) a remarkably fine Schooner, of about 350 tons burden, named the Liverpool, built and owned by Messrs. Calvin and Cook, was launched yesterday afternoon, all standing and fit for sea. We say "launched," altho' owing to some mismanagement, the vessel did not entirely quit her stocks until today. She is probably the finest vessel of her class afloat on these waters, and when all the Canals are completed, nothing will prevent her from taking a cargo at the head of Lake Huron, and discharging it at Liverpool. She is a credit to the laudable enterprise of her owners.
The Forwarding Business - Although a cessation is put to the regular Forwarding Trade by the shutting up of the Lachine Canal, yet goods and merchandise can still be forwarded both up and down the River. The extra expense is the carting from Lachine to Montreal. The price mentioned just now is 6d. per bbl. for flour, 1s 6d. per bbl. for Potash, and other things in proportion downwards; and something less than a dollar per load upwards. The Emigrant Passage Trade will continue the same, the parties having only to walk to Lachine, or get conveyed how they can. This state of things will remain until after 15th September - or perhaps longer.
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes