The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1865

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p.2 Launch of The Ship Thurcaston - The ship Thurcaston was launched from the Portsmouth shipyard yesterday afternoon about five o'clock, in the presence of a large number of spectators. The vessel glided beautifully off the ways with an easy and graceful motion, and without meeting with the slightest motion, and without meeting with the slightest impediment. The christening ceremony was performed by Miss Bourchier. The Thurcaston was thoroughly painted, but not rigged, having only the mizzen mast in. She is to be rigged in the same manner as the other vessels of the "Portsmouth Fleet," and is of the same tonnage and dimensions as the Sparkenhoe and the Quorn. The Thurcaston is the eighth sea-going vessel which has been launched from this shipyard, and the last to be launched this fall, although there is still on the ways another vessel, pretty well advanced, and of the same size as the Thurcaston.

p.3 Imports - 17-19; Exports - 17-19.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1865