The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sir Charles Napier (Brig), 16 Sep 1854

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LAUNCH AT PORT BURWELL.---Messrs. J.& J. Abbey will launch the clipper brig NAPIER, from their ship-yard, Port Robinson, C.W., on Saturday next at 4 o'clock P.M. The NAPIER is said to be a fine vessel of about 300 tons measurement, and was built for Messrs. Norris & Neilson, and is the second vessel launched from the above yard during the present season.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, September 15, 1854

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NEW BRIG. --- The Detroit Free Press says the brig SIR CHARLES NAPIER, of St. Catharines, is now lying at our dock, taking on a cargo of flour. She is a large sized, strong and well built vessel, and is a valuable addition to our lake marine. This is her first trip. She will carry about 3,800 bbls flour. Her commander is Capt. John Graham, who is a competent sailor.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, November 3, 1854

      Brigantine SIR CHARLES NAPIER. [C] Of 374 tons. Built at Port Robinson in 1854 by J. & J. Abbey. Owned by Norris & Neelon. Home port, St. Catharines. Value, $9,000. Class, B 1. REMARKS. -- Lengthened in 1859
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1863
NOTE:-- The JAMES NORRIS was built in 1871, on the bottom of the SIR CHARLES NAPIER.

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Sir Charles Napier (Brig), 16 Sep 1854