The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1866

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p.2 Arrival Of Gunboats - Two of the gunboats recently sent out by the British Government, the Cherub and the Heron, reached here during last night, and came to anchor off the city. This morning no little excitement was got up in consequence, and the docks were lined with groups of citizens anxious to get a sight of the welcome visitors. The Huron had all her flags up, and presented a gay appearance. During the morning the Cherub came into Berry's wharf to coal, preparatory to leaving for the upper lakes, and was at the wharf by a number of people, very few of whom, however, not more than half a dozen, were permitted to go aboard. The flag ship, Britomart, met with an accident somewhere about Cornwall, and had to be left behind to be towed up. The Cherub is commanded by Captain Huntley; Mr. Love second master. She carries a 110 pounder and 40 pounder armstrong guns. The Heron is similarly equipped, and is commanded by Captain Stephenson; second master, Mr. Brown. They each have a complement of 46 men. The fourth vessel of the fleet remains at Halifax.

The Britomart was towed into the harbor shortly after noon. She will go on the ways here for repair. Her Commander is Captain Ellington; Second Master, Mr. Stevens; and her armament the same as that of the Cherub and Heron. The Cherub, now coaling, will probably leave tomorrow. All these vessels are represented as having made fair and pleasant passages across the Atlantic, experiencing no decidedly rough weather until nearing Halifax.

Imports - 4-6; Exports - 4-6.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1866