The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1853

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p.2 Launch - The bark Arabia was launched from the Marine Railway shipyard on Tuesday afternoon, a few minutes before six. This is the vessel which we have already spoken of as building for Messrs. J. Boyd and Co. The launch was a beautiful one, tho' delayed beyond the time fixed, in consequence of bad weather interfering with the operations of the workmen. A large number of spectators was present. The ceremony of naming the new vessel was performed by Mrs. Ferguson. The Arabia combines large storage capacity with a good sailing model, and has been built of the best material. Her dimensions are 125 1/2 feet keel; 134 feet over all; 25 ft. 6 in. beam; 11 feet hold; 364 tons carpenter's measurement. She will carry about 4,500 brls flour, and is, we understand, intended for the trade of the lakes and river. The Arabia is a noble addition to our lake marine.

ad for Steamer Champion, Capt. Marshall, for Toronto and Hamilton.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1853