The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1860


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p.2 Canadian Enterprise - The brig Niagara of Montreal, chartered by Messrs. James P__on & Co., and Captain David Muir, who is part owner, is now in the harbor at Garden Island, lightening her freight to enable her to pass to the ocean. She is laden with square timber and staves, and is bound to London. She is the largest sailing vessel now afloat on the lakes, having about seventeen feet depth of hold. She is an elegant looking craft, and at the same time is strongly put together, and cannot fail from the symmetry of her model, strength of build and rigging, to reflect credit on Canada for shipbuilding. We learn that she is already engaged in England to carry out a return cargo to the western lake ports, and we heartily wish her a speedy and prosperous voyage.

The Niagara was built at Port Dalhousie by the Messrs Muir of that place, who have lately commenced the business of shipbuilding there on an extensive scale. Within the last few years they have construced a dry dock, and the Niagara is the fourth vessel they have launched from their yard, which for superior sailing qualities, strength and durability, cannot be excelled on these waters. The five brothers Muir learned their trade as shipwrights chiefly on Garden Island, with Mr. D.D. Calvin, under whom they became thoroughly impressed with the paramount advantages of giving strength to vessels, whether propelled by sail or steam, that are intended to carry freight; and in this respect they seem, as in the case of the Niagara, to have fully carried out the principle. The Messrs. Muir, with their parents, emigrated from Scotland to Canada about fifteen years ago as agriculturalists; their progress since by sobriety, persevering industry, and intelligence is not only creditable and profitable to themselves, but also reflects credit upon our young country as the fortunate field for the exercise of their energetic operations. In times like the present, when unusual attractions are presented to imigrants in the gold regions, and when the enterprising portion of the inhabitants of the old settled countries of Europe are undetermined which country to adopt as a new home, with the view of improving their social condition, such instances of personal success as is above mentioned give a character to a country, and establishes its real worth. Many such instances of personal advancement in this country are already upon record, and many more could be mentioned, which go far to prove that Canada offers as promising a field for industry and enterprise as any part of this continent.

Arrivals at Port Stanley - sch. Union at Port Stanley. [Prototype 17th]

Grain Over the Welland Railway - prop Dubuque carrying grain from Welland Canal to Oswego.

p.3 Imports -


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Date of Original:
May 19, 1860
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KN.20201
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1860