The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1855

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p.2 Ship Eliza Mary - The arrival of the Eliza Mary (built in Kingston) at Liverpool we have already announced. We have now much pleasure in laying before our readers a copy of the address by a number of ladies and gentlemen who went home in this ship, presented to Capt. Gaskin, when the Eliza Mary arrived in the Mersey; -

Ship Eliza Mary,

St. George's Channel,

27th June, 1855.

To Captain R. Gaskin, Owner and Commander:

Dear Sir: - We should do injustice to our feelings, were we not, in parting, to express to you our high sentiments of esteem and regard. Perhaps few of us can duly appreciate your seamanship, on which practical men have already decided, yet all, your courtesy and kindness, so invariably bestowed on us. Qualified men alone can judge of the merits of the good ship herself, yet, none of us can be insensible to the comforts which we have enjoyed on board. We part with regret, convinced how much of that success in our mutual endeavour to promote each others happiness during the voyage from Kingston (Canada West) to Liverpool, has arisen from the influence of your example, as well as that of Mrs. Gaskin. We cordially wish Mrs. Gaskin and you every desirable blessing. May your successful enterprise in conducting the first ship from a port nearly one thousand miles from the Sea to Europe, meet that reward which, in a mercantile point of view, it deserves.

We remain, dear Captain,

truly your friends,

R.V. Rodgers, Minister, St. James', Kingston, C.W.

Wm. Holditch, J.P. Frontenac, C.W.

Wm. Van Abbott, Montreal, C.E.

Randolph Delmont, New Orleans, United States.

Henry Nottingham, Kingston, C.W.

Alex. S. Kirkpatrick, Kingston, C.W.

Tebec Gordon,

M.W. Holditch,

John Wright, England,

M.F. Owen, and Daughter,

A. Greenwood,

S.E. Rowe,

Elizabeth Brodie Gordon, Cabin Passengers.

Flour - Oswego to Montreal - Our mills are mostly engaged in grinding up wheat that has accumulated here, and flour is being shipped in considerable quantities down the St. Lawrence. The propeller Brantford took about 3,600 barrels last evening, and the Bay State 400 barrels this morning. The steamer Britannia is taking on a load today, all going north. [Oswego Times]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1855