The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1864

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p.2 The Prop Merritt - The new three-masted propeller Merritt, launched at Brockville, and owned by Chaffey Brothers, arrived here this morning. Her capacity is 894 tons, carpenter's measurement; length overall, 181 feet; breadth of beam, 38 feet 10 inches; and depth of hold , 12 feet 6 inches. This makes her the largest propeller afloat upon the lakes, being intended for ocean service, and nearly double the tonnage of any other propeller that passes through the Welland Canal, which she cannot get through, her farthest upward limit being Port Dalhousie, whither she is bound. The Merritt is full rigged (with wire rigging) as a hermaphrodite barque, is propelled by two sets of engines, working either on the high or low pressure principle, and averaging on the whole two hundred nominal horsepower. Her cabin, which is placed astern, is fitted up with eleven comfortable state rooms. She is very strongly built, her machinery works well, and her speed is said to be all that could be desired. She will most likely continue in the lake and river trade for the summer, and will be ready to take her place at sea during the winter months, if deemed advisable. The Merritt was visited and inspected by crowds of people during the day.

-inquest on man who drowned going to Garden Island last November.

-The yacht Belle has been on the Marine Railway for repairs, and is now ready to receive her new masts and rigging. The Belle is one of the best standing-keel yachts on the lake, and will be found much improved in every way when her repairs and general fitments are thoroughly complete. She will be ready to sail in about two weeks.

The Propeller Her Majesty - This new propeller broke her screw while passing through the Beauharnois Canal on Saturday at noon, and in consequence is disabled for the present.

The Steamer Grecian - The new iron steamer Grecian is to arrive today, and will proceed to Toronto and Hamilton on her first regular trip. Her ornamentation, corresponding with her name, is in the Grecian style, and her saloon, like that of the Passport, runs uninterruptedly from stem to stern, the engines not being elevated, and working on the horizontal principle, admitting of this arrangement.

p.3 Imports - 8th - Str Express, Ottawa, with 3 barges, and 94,000 feet lumber.

Str Gazelle, Gananoque - gen cargo, pass and baggage.

9th - Schr W.A. Glover, Port Stanley - 7072 bushels wheat.

Barge Reciprocity, Morton's Falls - 2550 hop poles.

Str Banshee, Montreal - general cargo.

10th - Str Kingston, Hamilton - gen. cargo.

Sloop Sarah Jane, Brockville - 26,520 feet boards.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Str Bay State, Rochester - (mixed cargo)

Sch C.G. Alvord, Milwaukie - J.H. Henderson & Co., 17,035 bus wheat.

Sch Jessie, Milwaukie - Anderson & Ford, 14,500 bus wheat.

Sch Russell Daily, Chicago - Glassford & Jones, 14,400 bus wheat.

Str Avon, Milwaukie - J.C. & Co., 750 bbls flour.

Clearances - 8th - Str Gazelle, Gananoque, gen cargo.

9th - Barge Saguenay, Montreal, 17,000 bushels wheat.

Str Banshee, Montreal, gen cargo.

Barge Harvest, Montreal, 13,989 bush wheat.

Tug Advance, with 2 barges in tow.

Sloop Challenge, Bath, gen. cargo.

10th - Str Avon, Montreal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1864