The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1863

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p.2 The Reimposed Canal Tolls - have the gov't actions hurt Canadian shippers?

-str. Empress left Toronto for Kingston and Magnet left here at 2 o'clock.

Launch of a Propeller - A fine new propeller was launched yesterday afternoon about half past six o'clock below Brewster's Bridge. A novel feature in the launching of the vessel is the fact that she was complete in her construction, machinery, and furniture, before she had yet been let into the water. The ceremony of giving the name Bruno (after her builder) was gracefully performed by Mrs. John Ogilvie, who broke a bottle of wine on her bows as she glided into the water. The Bruno was built for Messrs. R. & J. Allan by Mr. Bruno, and is destined for the route from Montreal to Chicago, and is capable of carrying 20,000 bushels of wheat. Her length on the main deck is 144 feet, with 20 feet beam, and 12 feet hold, and she is propelled by a powerful engine of superior construction, made by Bartley & Co. of this city. The Bruno is one of the finest propellers built here, and will belong to a line which will materially aid in bringing to our port a large share of the grain trade of the "wide west." She will be under the command of Mr. Robert Allan, who, as owner, will have a double incentive to managing her properly. [Montreal Herald]

p.3 Imports - 6,7.

ad - Royal Mail Through Line - For Toronto and Hamilton - the steamer Kingston, C. Hamilton, Commander, for Cobourg, Port Hope, Bowmanville, Toronto, and Hamilton.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1863