The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1868


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p.2 The Blockade Runner Chicora - This fine vessel arrived here this morning en route for Buffalo, to be refitted. She was built during the troubles of the American war at Liverpool as a blockade runner for the Southern Confederacy, is of iron plates, and is 227 feet long, 26 feet beam and 11 feet hold; and is composed of 6 watertight compartments. Her machinery and works are of the very best description, while her narrow beam, clean run, and admirable proportions make her speed undoubtedly great, and well adapted to the purpose for which she was built. She was seized by the United States government, from whom she was bought by her present owners, Messrs. Molloy Brothers, Toronto. She left Quebec in charge of her present Captain, D. McLean, about 2 weeks since separation of a portion of her bows having been made at that place to enable her to pass through the locks on her route up. The destination of the Chicora is Lake Superior, to run regularly between Collingwood and Fort William. The sum of $11,000 has been given her owners as an inducement to open up this route. The vessel has been laid up in Halifax for some time. Her arrival excited a great deal of curiousity, and large numbers visited her during her stay. She left again this afternoon.


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Date of Original:
June 2, 1868
Local identifier:
KN.25371
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1868