The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1853

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p.2 Colborne - We understand, says the Brighton Sentinel, that an extensive shipbuilder from Lower Canada has made arrangements to establish a shipyard at Cole's Wharf, and has laid the keel of a large schooner.

Shipbuilding - In addition to the ship already mentioned, we understand that Mr. Counter has contracted to build another ship of like size and model for Capt. Gaskin, at the Marine Railway Yard in this city. The two ships, which are to be ready in the spring, are each to have 150 feet keel, 29 feet beam, and 16 feet hold; clipper-modelled; one at least to be coppered and copper-fastened. Other work is talked of at the Yard, and by way of facilitating operations, a steam saw mill is in course of erection on the premises. The building is to be 130 by 37, and the engine to be employed in propelling the saws, as well as in hauling out vessels on the railway, will be one of 30 horse power. Kingston keeps going ahead.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1853