The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1863

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p.2 Messrs. Chaffey Bros. Propellers - The propeller Bristol, built at Brockville for Messrs. Chaffey Bros. freight line, arrived at the Atlantic wharf yesterday morning, laden with cordwood. She is complete in every part, and will proceed immediately to Chicago for a cargo. Her capacity is about 400 tons, and her size is the largest that can pass through the Welland Canal. As regards strength, the Bristol has no superior on the lakes, and no pains have been spared on the part of either the owners or the builder to render her a first-class freight-boat. She is furnished with a strong tow-post, which will enable her to render assistance to vessels in distress without injuring her bulwarks. The Bristol would make a comfortable passenger boat, and we learn that it is the intention of her owners to obtain a license to carry passengers. The Brockville, which is now taking in her boiler and otherwise preparing for sea, has almost the same capacity as the Bristol, and in every respecta first-class vessel. It is expected that she will be ready to begin her trips by the middle of May.

Arrival - The brigantine Orkney Lass arrived at Garden Island last night with a cargo of staves from Hamilton..

Sailed - The barque Robert Gaskin left yesterday afternoon in ballast for Milwaukie, and was accompanied by a number of ladies and gentlemen as far as Nine Mile Point.

Imports - 23.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1863