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

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p.2 Ship Launch - The second of Mr. Berry's seagoing vessels was launched from his yard at Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon in presence of a thousand or more persons, many of whom, regardless of the inclement weather, went from the city to witness the interesting event. Some trifling delay occurred at starting, the ways, owing to the nature of the ground, having somewhat settled at the bows, but a few touches of the battering ram soon set the vessel in motion, and she glided into the water handsomely. The name of Braunstone was given to the vessel by Miss Yates, the officiating priestess of the baptismal ceremony, as she broke the traditional bottle of wine over the ship's bow, at the first motion of her giant bulk towards the water. The Braunstone is the largest ocean vessel yet built on the lakes, measuring as she does a thousand and eleven tons Custom House measurement - one hundred and seventy feet keel, with a breadth of beam thirty-five feet eight inches, and a depth of hold of twenty-two feet two inches. She is to be ship-rigged, with double topsail yards, and was launched with her standing rigging complete, and the usual display of bunting fluttering in the breeze. The Braunstone is wire rigged. This launch is another feather in the cap of the ambitious little village of Portsmouth, and must aid in spreading the fair name and fame of the place in such a way as must be highly gratifying to the inhabitants.

p.3 Arrivals - 10th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Prop West, Montreal, T Hendry & Co, 10 cks syrup.

Str Cataract, Ogdensburgh, J S & T Cobham, 7 chests, 4 trunks goods, 1 buffalo skin.

Schr Helen, Oswego, P Harty, 200 bbls salt; J H Henderson & Co, 100 bbls water lime.

8th - Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville, Gen cargo.

Str City of Ottawa, Ottawa, do.

Str Magnet, Montreal, do.

9th - Str Banshee, Montreal, do.

Str Champion, Montreal, do.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, do.

Clearances - 8th - Str Magnet, Hamilton, general cargo.

Schr H.A. Glover, Port Stanley, 8 toise stone.

Sloop Greyhound, Napanee.

Str City of Ottawa, general cargo.

ads for steamers Kingston, Grecian, Ontario, and Bay State, all dated Oct. 10th

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1864