The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1853

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p.2 Peerless - Captain Dick's splendid new iron steamer Peerless made her first trip across the lake yesterday, leaving the wharf about 8 a.m. in gallant style, with flags, etc., flying. She reached Niagara in 2 hours and 20 minutes from wharf to wharf, and returned in two hours, from Niagara to the light house. It is of course hardly fair to take this trial trip as an indication of the time the Peerless will make henceforth, when she gets in proper working order, as the machinery is yet new and stiff. Her motion is described as beautifully smooth and agreeable. [Patriot of Tuesday]

St. Catharines and Niagara Dock - It affords us pleasure to inform our readers that Mr. Shickluna has recently effected a lease of the Dock Yard at Niagara. The facilities now enjoyed by our enterprising townsman for building, repairing, or altering vessels of the largest class, both at St. Catharines, where his celebrity has become universal, and Niagara, is unsurpassed in the Province, and we doubt very much if equalled. On Friday last, arrangements were entered into for the immediate construction of a first class steamer, 200 feet long, intended for the Niagara and Toronto route, and several others are in contemplation. A beautiful schooner, the keel for which was laid in May last, for Capt. Carradice, is now nearly completed, and will be launched in a few days. We are informed that the keel of another will be laid immediately after. This, taken with the ordinary repairs constantly required by vessels passing up and down, is a small sample of the growing importance of the capabilities of St. Catharines and her business men. [Constitutional]

Deepening the St. Lawrence Rapids - details, costs, etc. from Engineer's estimate from Public Works report of 1851. [Toronto Colonist]

July 18, 1853


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1853