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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1859

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The schooner W.B. Castle has arrived at Richmond (Va) from Cleveland, making the third vessel that has arrived at that port from Lake Erie. Her route was across Lake Erie, thence by the Welland Canal to Lake Ontario, thence proceeding on to Montreal and Quebec, and into the River St. Lawrence.

Our lake clippers are attracting the attention of the English Board of Admiralty. The Cork Examiner says they have invariably beat all ocean craft with whom they have contested for superiority in sailing qualities, while they are peculiarly adapted for war purposes, in consequence of their light draught when the centreboard is raised. On a wind they go within four points, a feat unequalled by square rigged vessels; and under "goose wings," the speed is unapproachable. The Examiner gives a history of the voyages of these crafts in the Atlantic waters, and states that the clipper schooner D.C. Pierce has made the quickest passage on record between the St. Lawrence and Fasque Light, Ireland.

The fine three masted barque, Pride of Canada, which lies just above the railroad bridge in the bayou, was levied upon yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Beecher, of this city, for the sum of $1,300. There are several other claims against her, represented here we understand, which will doubtless be laid upon her forthwith. She belongs to Mr. Shickaluna, of St. Catherines, Canada West, and is sailed by Capt. McDonald. She is said to have been mortgaged to the International Bank of Toronto to secure the payment of money advanced in building her. She cleared before the failure of the bank for Chicago, but on arriving in the Detroit river an attempt was made to seize her, but the vessel being in American waters, a requisition had to be obtained. While the process was being made out, his course was laid for this port. The captain and crew put in their claims yesterday for labor and advances. She cost $18,000, and has had in but one cargo. She was appraised at $15,000 upon her seizure. She is the finest sailing craft that we have noticed in our port lately - a perfect beauty. [Toledo Times, 1st]

By letters from Capt. Davis, we learn that his schooner, the Vanguard, arrived at Constantinople, Oct. 7th, after a fine run, in which she outsailed everything on the route. The schooner George Dousman was there unloaded, and ready to leave for the river Danube. The barque D.C. Pierce was seen off Gibraltar. [Cleveland Herald]

The West is the name of a new propeller lately launched by Mr. Cantin, and intended for the lake coasting trade. She is owned by Mr. R.S. Miller of Toronto; and has capacity for four thousand barrels. She is loading at Hamilton. [Montreal Advertiser]

The schooner H.N. Farnham is ashore at Point au Pelee. She was bound with a cargo of railroad iron. The tug Relief was dispatched, last evening, to her assistance. [Buffalo Express, 10th]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1859