The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1857

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p.2 The St. Catherines Constitutional contains the account of the launch of a three-masted vessel, called the E.S. Adams, from the shipyard of Messrs. Abby, at Port Robinson. The occasion was availed of by a large number of the principal residents in the adjoining counties, and even from Buffalo, to visit the town. A musical band, flags and streamers and all the usual joyous demonstrations, were employed in celebration of the event. The Constitutional says: -

"The E.S. Adams is owned by Messrs. Norris and Nelson of St. Catherines: she is a three master of about 400 tons. Of the excellence of the workmanship, and of the materials of which she is built, it is unnecessary for us to say anything, as the testimony of several gentlemen connected with the marine merchant service, given at the dinner to the Messrs. Abbey the same evening, is sufficient to show that she is not inferior to any vessel on the inland waters of North America. On the water she appears a most beautiful model.

Only six or seven years ago Messrs. Abbey commenced their career without any means of their own, and without friends to assist them. By perseverance, sobriety, and honest industry, they attained the enviable position they now hold among the first shipbuilders in Upper Canada. They recently built a dry dock at an expense of about $10,000, and so rapidly is their business increasing, that they begin to feel the want of another. They have now in their employ from seventy to eighty men, and yet they have more work than they can readily manage to perform. On the day the E.S. Adams was launched, there were no fewer than four schooners and five or six scows lying in port waiting for repairs."

The Steamer Mayflower - The intending passengers of the Mayflower, which sails from Quebec to the Saguenay, were very summarily disappointed, on Wednesday morning, in the hour of their departure, in consequence of the Inspector of Machinery going on board just as she was on the point of starting - after quite a number of the passengers had embarked, - and prohibited her from running until her boilers had received some necessary repairs. Voyageur was at once engaged, and took her place.

Canadian Manufacturers - Messrs. Bartley & Dunbar - built engines of new steamer Union running at Windsor. [New Era]

p.3 Imports - 29.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1857