The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1851

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p.2 For Halifax, N.S. - A new three masted schooner, the Briton, is now in this port loading for Halifax, she is something over two hundred tons register, and will carry under hatch 2000 bushels of wheat, and 2000 barrels of flour. The model of the Briton is what connoiseurs in ship building would call a "fresh sailor." We learn that in her trip from Kingston, where she was built, to Toronto, she made between eleven and twelve knots on a bowline. She is owned and commanded by Capt. Gaskin, formerly commander of the steamer Hamilton. She is certainly a credit to her builders, and her enterprising owner, and we heartily wish her a prosperous voyage.

In addition to the Briton, we have to notice that the "clipper" of the lakes, (or as our neighbors south of 45 degrees call her "the Canadian Horse") The Coleman was expected last night from Hamilton, where she has been taking a part of her load in this port. Here we think a trial of speed between the two vessels will have a fair chance of being made, and a good sailor must the Briton prove if she distances the "Canadian Horse" - success we say to Canadian enterprise. Our brother colonist will find the cargoes of the Coleman and Briton "direct importations." [Toronto Colonist]


19th - Schr. Conductor, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. Lord Elgin, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Schr. Erin, Oswego, 274 bushels damaged wheat, James Morton.

20th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Alleghan, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Schr. Duke, Darlington, 759 bbls. flour, 30 bbls. pork, H. & S. Jones.

Str. Bay State, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, mixed cargo.


19th - Schr. Mayflower, Oswego, 2000 bush. malt.

20th - Str. Cataract, Lewiston, mixed cargo.

ads for steamers Prince of Wales, Princess Royal, New Era, Northerner, and Bay State. May 21st, 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1851