The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1857

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p.2 Launch of The Iceberg - This little vessel, which has been built for Dr. Rae to explore an undetermined portion of the coast of North America, was launched into her proper element, fully equipped for sailing, on Saturday afternoon, from the Railway shipyard, in the presence of a number of spectators. Dr. Rae was not present, he having been detained at Hamilton by illness. The Iceberg is rigged as a brigantine, and measures 117 tons carpenter's measurement; but will probably be registered at about 80 tons.

The Iceberg has been built with very great strength, to fit her for the heavy work she is destined to encounter. The season being too far advanced to enter upon her proper mission, we learn that she will be engaged in freighting till the fall, when Dr. Rae will take her to England, and be prepared next spring to carry her into the Polar Sea to accomplish the mission he has set himself to perform.

The Iceberg is prettily modelled and sits gracefully in the water.

p.3 Imports - 20.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1857