The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Daily Journal (Oswego, NY), Monday, April 25, 1853

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Ship Building in Kingston

Ship building, to a considerable extent, is going on at Kingston. At the Kingston Railway yard, says the News, "there are three vessels on the stocks in various stages towards completion, one three-masted schooner of 360 tons burthen, one two-masted schooner of 260 tons burthen, and a steamboat, intended as a ferry-boat, between Kingston and Wolfe Island. The keels of a steamer and schooner, 100 feet each, are to be laid, whenever room is made for them by those now on the stocks being launched, while the railway has been fully occupied by vessels undergoing repairs.

The 'Cherokee,' a three-masted schooner or barque, of 360 tons, was, as already mentioned, lunched on Saturday. The latter vessel is intended for the ocean navigation, and it is estimated will carry 3,000 bbls. of flour under hatches. -- Several vessels are about to be built in the above-named ship-yard, having been ordered by a mercantile house in this city.

At the village of Portsmouth, a steamer is being built, for Mr. Bigelow of Rome. her dimensions are 100 feet keel and 160 tons burthen, and is intended to run between Belleville and Cape Vincent. The two following items are also taken from the Kingston News : -

The schooner Sorel has been on the railway all the winter, and has been rebuilt, and is now ready to be launched; she will take a cargo of railroad iron as far as Cleveland, and from thence proceed to Lake Huron, for a return freight of copper. The schooner Price of Wales has also wintered on this railway, getting thoroughly repaired. There are 25 ship-carpenters employed at present in this ship-yard. The Constitutional , of St. Catharines, states that on the 2d inst., Mr. Shickluna launched a fine new schooner, the St. Andrew, built for Messrs. Norris and Nealon, 115 feet keel, 24 feet beam, and 10 feet hold, and is one of the best models of naval architecture. The Journal says: - We understand that two other vessels are on the stocks and will soon be in a condition to take their names and stations in the element for which they are designed.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Daily Journal (Oswego, NY), Monday, April 25, 1853