The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1864

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p.2 Launch at Portsmouth - One of the large sea-going vessels on the ways at Portsmouth shipyard was successfully launched on Saturday afternoon. She was named the Aylestone, after a small town in the county of Leicester, England, of less than a thousand inhabitants, and the honor of christening and naming her was confided to a little daughter of Mr. E. Berry, the owner of the establishment. The vessel was not fully rigged, so that the display of bunting was limited to two Union Jacks, a "burgee" with the name of the vessel, and a large St. George's Ensign floating from the stern. When the supports were knocked away, she glided into the water beautifully and without the slightest impediment of any kind interfering to arrest her imposing entree into her new element. The day was particularly fine, and a large number of spectators turned out to witness the interesting ceremony. The Aylestone is three masted, and will be barque rigged; she is 500 tons burthen, 135 feet keel, and 27 feet beam - depth of hold, 18 feet; and her destination is the "broad Atlantic." This is the fourth ocean vessel which has been built on the lakes - the Eliza Jane and Cataraqui, built by Captain Gaskin in Kingston, in the winter of 1853-4, and the City of Toronto, in Toronto about the same time.

Departure and Arrival of Troops - The Passport will leave here tomorrow, before noon, for Hamilton, with the right wing of the 47th Regiment on board, and the Kingston in the afternoon with the left wing of the Regiment. The Passport is to be at the Queen's wharf at ten o'clock, and the Kingston at two. The embarkation, and taking the luggage on board, will occupy about an hour. A portion of the Rifle Brigage will arrive downwards by the boat on Wednesday morning.

Magnet brings up Norwegian emigrants -

Steamer Grecian - The steamer Grecian did not arrive here on Sunday afternoon, as was intended, owing to some further work being required on her engine. It is impossible as yet to fix a day when she will be prepared to leave Montreal.

-The Norwegian barque Sleipner has arrived at Montreal with emigrants en route for Chicago. In a few days the the vessel will be at Kingston.

A Horse Overboard - On Saturday afternoon, as a horse was being taken on board the schooner Despatch, of Oswego, he became unmanageable, and wound up his humor by leaping into the water. The sailors followed him with a small boat, towed him ashore, and having blindfolded him walked him up the gangway into the vessel.

p.3 Imports - 28th - Sch N.C. Ford, Chatham, 16,000 staves.

Brig City of Toronto, Toronto, 15,530 staves.

Barque Canada, Saugeen, 288 pcs elm timber.

Sch M.L. Breck, Amherstburg, 177 pcs oak timber, 10 pcs walnut do.

Barque Prince, Wallaceburgh, 210 pcs timber.

Sch St. Andrews, Wallaceburgh, 101 pcs oak do.

Str Gazelle, Gananoque, general cargo.

Str Huron, Hamilton, 200 bls pork, 1 case h ware.

Barque George Thurston, Wallaceburg, 172 pcs oak timber.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville, 2 horses, 9 cows, 1 bag furs, 9 bags potatoes, 1 bx eggs, 3 bxs fish.

Str Magnet, Montreal, pass and baggage.

Tug Mink with barge Rose in tow, 796,000 (sic - 79,600 ?) feet lumber.

29th - Str Champion, Montreal, general cargo.

Str Banshee, Toronto, do.

Str Magnet, Montreal, 1 keg nails, 3 bxs tin, 61 pkgs groceries.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, general cargo.

Schr Hibernia, Toronto, 6,000 bush wheat.

30th - Barque Arabia, Owen Sound, 18,674 bush wheat.

Brig Sir C. Napier, Saugeen, 264 pieces elm timber.

Sch Amelia, Chicago, Glassford & Jones, 16,039 bush wheat.

Sch Clayton Belle, Milwaukie, G Chaffey & Bros, 19,200 bush wheat.

Sch Queen of the Bay, Oswego, G Lindley, 100 tons coal.

Sch Grand Turk, Chicago, G Chaffey & Bros., 12,200 bush wheat.

Sch Red River, Oswego, S Johnston, 70 bbls salt; Thomas Johnston, 2 rolls leather, 2 pkgs h ware, 2 sacks hair.

Schr Perseverance, Milwaukie, Commercial Bank, 13,500 bush wheat.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Clearances - 28th - Schr M.F. Merrick, Bay City.

Schr Baltic, Chicago.

Schr Montezuma, Bay City.

Sch Empire State, Oswego.

Sloop Whitewater, Cape Vincent, 8 cows, 1 horse, 70 pcs cut stone.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, 80 head cattle.

Tug Mink, Cape Vincent, with barge Rose in tow, 79,600 ft lumber.

Schr Thomas Simms, Milwaukie.

Schr Ayr, Port Dalhousie.

Barge Valorous, Montreal, 17,628 bus wheat, 2547 bus peas.

Barge Saguenay, Montreal, 17,0880 bus wheat, 16 hhds hams, 20 bales hemp.

Str Magnet, Montreal, pass and freight.

Str Huron, Montreal.

Barque George Thurston, Saugeen.

Schr Clyde, Trenton.

Brig City of Toronto, Toronto, 100 crds wood, 30 toise stone.

Schr Lady Moulton, Darlington.

Barge Dixie, Montreal, 16,746 bus wheat, 5000 staves.

Barge Trafalgar, Montreal, 16,830 bus wheat.

Barque Canada, Saugeen.

Schr M.L. Breck, Toledo.

Barque Prince of Wales, Wallaceburg.

Schr St. Andrew, do.

Schr America, Toronto, 90 cords wood.

29th - Str Banshee, Montreal.

Str Champion, Hamilton.

30th - Brig Sir C. Napier, Port Dalhousie.

Prop Magnet, Milwaukie.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, 75 hd cattle.

Schr Amelia, Chicago.

Schr Clayton Belle, do.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1864