The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1863

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p.2 Inspection of Steamboats - On Monday next several of the steamboats in port will be examined by Mr. McCausland, Government Inspector. The others will be inspected as soon as their repairs are completed.

Fell Overboard - A sailor engaged in repairing the rigging of the barque John Breden, lying at Morton's wharf, fell overboard yesterday morning and would probably have been drowned had nobody been at hand at the time. Fortunately a number of men at work in the vicinity of the vessel witnessed the accident, and promptly extricated the sailor from his perilous position. The man sustained no injury from his fall.

Breaking Up - harbor open as far as Snake Island

Vessels In The Port of Kingston

We give below a list of the steamers, sailing vessels and barges, now lying at the port of Kingston, Portsmouth and Garden Island. The barque British Lion, Capt. Gaskin, has taken in her cargo of ice, and only awaits the opening of the harbour to sail for Chicago. The barques John Breden and Water Witch, and the schooners Princess Alexandra and Queen of the Lakes are loading with the same article for western ports. Capt. Gaskin's new barque, the Devon (sic - should be Robert Gaskin -ed.), is all but completed. She is now being painted and rigged, and as she stands presents a fine appearance. The greater number of the other vessels in port have undergone various necessary repairs, and most of them are now ready for the opening of the season. The following is the list:

Kingston Harbor.

Steamers - Boston, Kingston, Empress, Bowmanville, Clyde, Ottawa, Banshee, Pierrepont, Gazelle, Bay of Quinte.

Propellers - Avon, Brantford, Indian, West, St. Lawrence, Colonist.

Barques - Water Witch, Gem, British Lion, Devon, John Breden.

Brigantine - Christina.

Schooners - Alma, Jenny Lind, Anna Maria, Messenger, Elizabeth, Princess Alexandra, Canada, Queen of the Bay, Hannah, Bay of Quinte, Queen of the Lakes.


Steamers - Ranger.

Propellers - Rescue, Whitby.

Barque - Arabia.

Schooners - Governor, Jones.

Garden Island.

Steamers - Wellington, Hercules, William, Traveller, Highlander, C. Napier, America, Gildersleeve, Charlevoix, Chieftain.

Barques - London, Louise.

Brigs - Liverpool, Minerva Cook, Lafayette, Wm. Penn.

Schooners - Free Trader, J.J. Wheeler.

The number of barges in Kingston harbor is 37; Portsmouth, 8; Garden Island, 1. Total - 46.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1863