The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 21, 1853

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p.2 Lake Steamers - We see it stated in a Toronto paper that the steamers Champion and Highlander are to run during the coming season of navigation, between Hamilton and Rochester.

Shipbuilding In Montreal - It is always a source of pleasure to us, says the Montreal Herald, to record any enterprise of our citizens. A few days since we took a walk over Mr. A. Cantin's shipyard, near the Red Store, and was glad to see such activity prevailing therein. A number of steamers and barges are on the stocks, of which the following is a list:-

A Barge, 106 feet long, for James Holmes, Esq., Montreal, capable to carry 300 tons.

A Barge, 95 feet long, built for Mr. George Smith, Montreal, capable to carry 200 tons.

A Steamboat, 142 feet long, 26 feet beam, 10 feet hold, the engine to be 36 inches cylinder; for Messrs. H. Jones & Co., Montreal, capable to carry 300 tons, besides her machinery, for the Western Trade.

A Steamboat, 175 feet long, 26 1/2 feet beam, 8 feet depth of hold, 44' breadth over all; the engine to be 34 inches cylinder and 10 feet stroke; built for Messrs. Jodoin & Lesperance, Montreal; to be used on the ferry between Longueuil and Montreal, for the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company.

A barge, 108 feet long, for Edward Perry, Esq., Quebec, capable of carrying 350 tons.

A three-masted Schooner, built for two centreboards, 138 feet long, 25 1/2 feet beam, 12 feet depth of hold, for Edward Perry, Esq., Quebec; capable to carry 440 tons; for the Western Trade.

A Steamboat, 160 feet long, 26 feet beam, 9 feet depth of hold, 44 1/2 feet breadth over-all; to receive a double oscillating engine of 36 inches cylinders, 3 1/2 feet stroke, the whole of the engine to be under deck, by reason of her running in winter, for the Montreal and New York Railroad, for the Lachine and Caughnawaga Ferry.

A Steamboat, 130 feet long, 24 feet beam, 7 1/2 feet depth of hold, 42 feet breadth over all, the engine to be 32 inches cylinder and eight feet stroke; building for the Ottawa Company, to ply between Lachine and Carillon.

Customs and Canal Receipts - gives amount of tolls on various canals for 1851 and 1852. [Quebec Gazette]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 21, 1853