The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1867

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p.2 Launch - A schooner built during the past five months for Captain Taylor, was launched at the Marine Railway this morning between eleven and twelve o'clock. She was named the Annie Falconer by Miss Falconer herself, the father of the young lady presenting the vessel with a new set of colors in honor of the event. The Annie Falconer glided beautifully off the ways, the launch being as successful in this particular as it was possible for it to be. She was fully rigged, and presented a neat appearance in the water. The tug Ellen Jeffers took her in tow, and after making the circuit of the harbor returned with her to the Marine Railway. The Annie Falconer is very strongly and substantially built. Her dimensions are 109 feet keel, 24 1/2 beam, with a depth of hold of 9 feet; she is 250 tons burthen, and is intended for the lake trade.

Quick Towing - A large raft of six drams in tow of the Messrs. Chaffey's tug Wales, reached here yesterday afternoon from Toronto, making the passage along the shore in sixty-eight hours. The quickest passage through the lake direct, under a similar tow, has been made in sixty four hours, the difference in the two routes being ten hours.

Gunboat Heron - The gunboat Heron, from Toronto direct, reached here this afternoon shortly after four o'clock. She proceeds to the navy yard for government stores, with which she will return to Toronto.

The Grecian - Everything was got ready at seven o'clock on Friday morning, and the four pumps were started, working beautifully, and throwing an immense volume of water. It soon became evident that the water was coming in a good deal faster than expected, and at 2 p.m. a gain of only four feet was recorded. More steam was put on, the pumps fought harder than ever, but the water would not be beat, and so they were reluctantly stopped, divers sent down again, and, if possible, still further precautions taken. Next morning work commenced again with all hopefulness, when one of the pumps unfortunately broke down, and it has been found necessary to send to Kingston for another, and until its arrival nothing further can be done. It is conjectured that there is a hole in the aft apartment, caused by the steamer settling upon a rock. It is impossible to reach this, owing to a quantity of potash in the hold, which, by the action of the water, is converted into lye, and so renders the diver unable to go down without completely destroying his dress. [Montreal News]

Arrivals - 20,21; Departures - 20,21.

Exchange of Troops - on steamers Champion and Kingston.

p.3 ad - Pleasure Trip - Queen's Birthday - on str. Watertown.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1867