The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1864

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p.2 Launch of the Watertown - The new steamer intended to replace the Pierrepont on the Kingston and Cape Vincent route, was launched from the Marine Railway yesterday afternoon, and named the Watertown. The ceremony of christening and naming the vessel was confided to Miss Isabella Hinckley, daughter of the Captain of the Pierrepont. The Watertown glided pleasantly off the ways, and with perfect ease, not the slightest jar being felt by those on board, who cheered heartily as her "burgee" was unfurled to the breeze. She was towed to Messr. Davidson and Doran's wharf by the Pierrepont, where she will receive her engines, boilers, etc. (which are being made by that firm), as well as her general finish. This steamer is to be superior to the one she replaces in every respect, and her tonnage capacity is greater. Her build adapts her to shoal water, the necessities of the route requiring it, and that portion of her likely to come in contact with the spring and fall ice has been strongly sheeted to enable her to crush through it without injury to her hull. After the launch Mr. Kinghorn did the "amiable" to the workmen of the shipyard and to those on board, and "prosperity to the new steamer" was freely toasted, meeting with many a hearty and genuine response.

p.3 Imports - 8th - Str Bay State, Lewiston - (mixed cargo)

Str Champion, Montreal - G. Robinson & Son 15 bbls currants, 1 bbl almonds.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Clearances - 7th - Barge Cruiser, Montreal, 94 cords wood, 32 hhds bones, J. McLennan & Co.

Schr Shickluna, Port Dalhousie.

Str. Champion, Hamilton - general cargo.

Str Banshee, Montreal - general cargo.

Barge Resolution, Montreal - 11,985 bus wheat, Glassford, Jones & Co.

8th - Schr Prince, Toronto - 12 toise stone.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1864