Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1853
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p.2 The Bay of Quinte is open, and the steamers St. Helen and Canadian have made trips up and down. The steamer Bay of Quinte makes her first trip today.
ad for str. Passport, for Toronto and Hamilton.
The Launch - The launch of the Cherokee took place on Saturday, at the hour appointed and was a splendid and successful affair. The Cherokee was "dressed from top to toe" with flags, and the scaffolding around the hull having been knocked away, her fine model was fully presented to the eye. Mrs. Gaskin performed the ceremony of naming the new barque, and at the given signal, instantly freed from all restraint, the Cherokee glided down the ways with a rapid motion, and literally and gracefully bowing to the mass of spectators, ran out some distance into the bay, from whence under a small spread of canvas, she moved down into the harbor, her flags still flying. The persons on board having been taken off by the steamer Traveller, the Cherokee came to anchor. The day was a delightful one for the purpose; the excellent band of the 71st was in attendence; refreshments were served in the cabin of the Cherokee, and hundreds of ladies and gentlemen went on board and viewed her immediately before the launch. The Cherokee sails in a day or two for Toronto, where she will take in her cargo for Liverpool, England. Success to the good ship and her enterprising owner.
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- Rick Neilson
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