The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gem (Schooner), 1860


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LAUNCH,-- The launch of the fine schooner MONTREAL, belonging to Messrs. Hooker Henderson & Co., took place this evening at 3 o'clock. The day being delightful, and a large number of persons assembled to witness the vessel glide into her destined element. She was completely rigged, and with her numerous colours and pennents flying, appeared to very good advantage; her model is considered, by experienced judges, to be of the first order. She will carry 160 tons, old measurement. This vessel was built under the superintendance of Mr. Shay, who is excelled by no one in his business. -- Prescott Herald
      Cobourg Star
      Wednesday, September 28, 1836

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MONTREAL. 3 guns. Built (when?) at (where?). Schooner. Purchased 1839. Off list by end of 1847.
      List of Vessels Employed on British Naval Service on the Great Lakes, 1755-1875.
      Compiled by Ken R. Macpherson)

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      THE NAVY ON THE LAKES.-- There will not be that addition to the Naval Forces on the Lakes this year, that was anticitated. The settlenent of the Oregon difficulty has prevented the necessity thereof. The nucleus of a moderate Naval Force, will, however, be maintained. At Kingston, Commander Fowell, will commision the Steam Frigate CHIEROKEE, with a harbor crew of 36 men in all; Lieut. Harper will commision the Steam Sloop MINOS, at Penetanguishene, with a harbor crew of 24 men in all, and Lieut. --?-- will commision the iron Steamer MOHAWK, (now being lengthened thirty feet) on Lake Erie, with a crew of 20 men in all, barely sufficient to navigate her. The small Steamer EXPERIMENT has recently been sold, and the armed Schooner MONTREAL is to be sold by Auction to-day. ---- Whig.
      the NEWS, Kingston
      Monday, August 5, 1846
     
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Capt. Gaskin's Three Masted Schooner. --This is a fine new vessel, upwards of 250 tons burthen, ready to be launched. We say 'new,' because she is new, Altho' for some whim or fancy, Captain Gaskin has chosen to build his vessel on the keel of the old man-of-war schooner, the MONTREAL, preserving a few of the old planks and timbers, for the mere say-so. This practice we can't commend because we can't understand its advantages; though with so old and careful a seaman, as the Commodore of the Lakes, they may have their full weight. This three-masted schooner is a remarkably fine vessel, and a little bird has whispered to us, that she is intended for the recently discovered, though carefully concealed remunerative Halifax and Upper Canada trade. May she prove prosperous, for in the trade to the Lower Provinces, and also to the West Indies, the real commercial prosperity of this Province will be found.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      March 25, 1851)

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BRITON. 3-Masted Schooner. 204 tons. Built Kingston 1837. Owner: Routh and Davidson. Master: Graham. Out of Port Stanley. Rebuilt Kingston 1851. Classification: A1, A1. Value: 1,500. Remarks: Lengthened and rebuilt.
      Register of British Shipping, Inland Waters , 1854)

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      Schooner GEM. [C] 200 tons. Built 1847 at Kingston by G. Thurston. Owned by Joseph Doyle. Home port, Kingston. Value $5,500. Class A 2. REMARKS. -- formerly the BRITON, rebuilt in 1858.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860
     
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Schooner GEM. [C] 228 tons. Built 1847 at Kingston by G. Thurston. Owned by Joseph Doyle. Home port, Kingston. Value $5,000. Class B 2. REMARKS. -- formerly the BRITON, large repairs in 1858.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1861

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      Schooner GEM. [C] 228 tons. Built 1835 at Prescott by Luke Shea. Owned by Allen Doyle. Home port, Kingston. Value $5,000. Class B 2. REMARKS. -- formerly the BRITON, rebuilt in 1847; large repairs in 1858.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1863
     
     
     


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ex MONTREAL, BRITON,
Date of Original:
1860
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McN.R.321
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Gem (Schooner), 1860