Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 14, 1864
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p.2 Launch - This afternoon, soon after 3 o'clock, the hull of the new iron steamer building for Mr. Gildersleeve at the foot of Gore street, was launched from the ways, and christened Corinthian. The Corinthian is a beautifully modelled vessel, and promises great speed. She was constructed in Scotland, then taken apart and shipped to this port, where she has been finally prepared for service in Canadian waters. It was originally contemplated to run her on the Bay of Quinte, but we believe this intention has been changed, and she will be put upon the lake, perhaps taking the place of the Empress. Her dimensions are - length, 182 feet; breadth, 26 feet; depth of hold, 9 3/4 feet. The launch was a pretty one, and witnessed by a large concourse of people. During the winter the engine will be put in and the cabins built, so that the Corinthian may be ready for work in the Spring. After the launch the friends of Mr. Gildersleeve were regaled at a Champagne lunch in the sailloft of Mr. Jenkins' shipyard, where a number of social toasts were drank and responded to by some of the influential men of the city.
Imports - 13th - Str Watertown, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)
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- Rick Neilson
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