The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1852

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p.2 Launch - The new steamer Bay of Quinte was on Saturday launched from the Marine Railway ship-yard. At three o'clock, the signal for the launch was given, and immediately the boat commenced its descent from the ways. We were pleased to observe, that despite the predictions of some that she would prove to be crank, the steamer entered the water and shot rapidly through for a considerable distance without there being to the eye a perceptible list to one side or the other. When it is considered that but a very small portion of her machinery was on board, that the hull was consequently light, and that a large number of people occupied the deck at the time of the launch, this fact affords proof pretty good that in modelling the Bay of Quinte for high speed, that stiffness which is so desirable in a steamer was not in the slightest degree sacrificed by the designer. The numerous spectators were highly delighted with the launch.

Port of Kingston - Arrivals and Imports

(for the purposes of this data base, individual cargoes of steamers on regular routes are not considered important - ed.)

April 20th - str. Gildersleeve, Cape Vincent, 1 case cigars, R. McCormick.

April 21st - str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Mayflower, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Gildersleeve Cape Vincent, (cargo list)

Str. Prince Albert, Ogdensburgh, (cargo list)

April 22nd - schr. Argyle, Ogdensburgh, in ballast.

schr. Queen Victoria, Ogdensburgh, 10 packages, McKay Brothers, Hamilton.

Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, (cargo list)

April 20th - str. Gildersleeve, Chaumont, (cargo list)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1852