The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 13, 1861

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p.2 The Shipbuilding Trade - The depression that has reigned in this department of industry for some years seems likely to be removed. The carrying trade of the past season proved renumerative, and the prospects of the coming season are likely to prove at least equal - the more so that a very large amount of produce remains to be moved to market by a much reduced number of vessels, in consequence of the serious disasters by the gales of last autumn. The general business of the Province, too, is recovering from its lethargy, as instanced by the published returns of the Province for the past year, and a prosperous future is, we hope, in store for us, when the idle will no longer be unemployed, but industry in every department receive its proper reward. In common with every other portion of the Province the shipbuilding trade has languished in this city, but has now received an impetus that will prove beneficial. The Marine Railway shipyard at Kingston, and the shipyard at Portsmouth, are both busily employed in putting vessels in order for the season's trade. At the former a contract has just been entered into with Capt. Robert Gaskin to build a first class schooner of 350 tons, to be completed by the opening of navigation in 1862. The length of keel is to be 115', the beam 35', and to be modelled and equipped in the most modern style of marine architecture.

-The Detroit & Milwaukee R.R. Company's steamships Detroit and Milwaukee running since 4th between Grand Haven and Milwaukee.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 13, 1861