The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1858

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p.2 Direct Trade between Chatham and Liverpool - On Tuesday last the splendid new barque H.E. Howe, built at Cleveland, Ohio, arrived at this port, and is now lying at the Saw-mill of Messrs. McKeller & Dolsen, where she is preparing to ship a cargo of Black Walnut lumber - in square logs - for Liverpool direct. This is but another instalment of the trade opened last year, and which is destined at no distant day to be of considerable importance to this town and Province. The H.E. Howe, Stoddard master, is one of the trimmest crafts we were ever on, her lines being of the most beautiful proportions imaginable, and what is more, convey no less an idea of her strength than beauty. Her admeasurement is 380 tons; length 140 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet; depth of hold 11 1/2 feet; bolted through-out the same as usual sea-going vessels. Besides being built with more than ordinary care, she is supported by extra beams fore and aft; arches reaching the extreme length of the vessel on both sides, besides being otherwise strengthened by three soldid keelsons five feet in height, and twenty inches through. To all appearances her captain is a man worthy in every way to command this noble craft, being of long experience and an old "salty" to boot, having been in the London and Calcutta trade for several years. Of the quality of timber composing the Howe's load it is needless to say more than that it is the best the County of Kent can afford, than which there is no better or prettier in the world. The interest manifested by Messrs. McKellar & Dolsen in this branch of trade is likewise commendable; and from the exertions put forth by this firm in securing and manufacturing cargoes, we have reason to believe that the interests of this locality, and, we trust, their own interests, will be proportionably benefitted, and a trade nearly new to the western world be opened up that will as lasting as demonstrative of the energy of the people of the west. [Chatham Planet]

p.3 Imports - 14.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1858