The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1854

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p.2 The Sault Canal Company have now 1700 men in their employment, and the work is rapidly advancing.

Steamship Franklin - wooden - breaking up (Great Lakes ?).

Another Launch at Port Robinson - Those well-known and enterprising Shipbuilders, Messrs. J. & J. Abbey, will launch the clipper brig Napier, from their shipyard, Port Robinson, on Saturday, 16th inst., at 4 o'clock, P.M. The Napier is a fine vessel of about 300 tons measurement, and was built for Messrs. Norris and Nelon, of this town, and is the second vessel launched from the above yard the present season. We are informed they have done a very large amount of repairing and refitting the present season; the proximity of their yard and dry dock to the Welland Canal rendered it very convenient for vessels requiring repairs to take advantage of their skill in such matters. We are happy to learn that the Messrs. Abbey have always as much work on hand as they can attend to, and that their business is constantly increasing, which is always the result where men of skill and integrity have charge of an establishment. [St. Catherines Post]

The Cleveland Herald, of Saturday, says:- "Last night at eleven o'clock the Queen of the West left Buffalo, and arrived here at five minutes before eight this morning, making the run in 8 hours and 55 minutes, and connecting with the morning train for Cincinnati. This is the fastest ever made in lake navigation, being a fraction more than twenty-one miles an hour for the entire distance; and portions of the run were made at a speed of twenty-five miles an hour.

p.3 Change of Time - The steamer Star, Capt. Creighton, will leave Messrs. Shaw's Wharf, Kingston, every day (Sunday excepted) at 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until further notice, for Cape Vincent, in connection with the Watertown and Rome Railroad for Albany, Troy, New York, Boston, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Detroit and Chicago.

Sept. 14th L.C. Haven, Agent.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1854