The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Breeze (Brig), 13 Apr 1846

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The new square-rigged brig at St. Catharines C. W., was launched on Monday. She is called the BREEZE.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Sat. Morning, April 18, 1846 p. 3

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      THE "BREEZE." -- It is with much pleasure we record our need of praise to the Messrs. Browns of Port Hamilton, for their enterprise in Commercial matters. ·They have already materially augmented the facilities of navigation, with substantial and good sailing vessels belonging to "our own port," and it was to our gratification, the other day, we visited another new and beautiful schooner, the " BREEZE" just finished for the same enterprising owners, who have spared no expense in rigging and fitting her up. The BREEZE is, we think without exception, the prettiest built and the neatest finished vessel on the lakes. She is capable of carrying 3,500 barrels of flour, and her measurement 350 tons. Length of keel 110 feet breadth of beam 26 feet over all. She was built by Shickluna of St. Catharines -- and does infinite credit to him as a ship-builder. Her worthy owners may justly by proud of her, and we wish them every success. ---- Hamilton Gazette.
      The News, Kingston
      Thursday, May 21, 1846

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NAME. BREEZE Register Number- I
Type.. Brigantine Register Number- 84
Port.. Hamilton
Tons.. 240 Carvel built
When built.. 1846
Where Built.. St. Catharines
Builders name & date of Certificate. L. Shickluna - Nov. 9, 1846
Description of vessel: - Surveyed by J. W. Taylor, Surveyor
Decks One
Masts Two
How Rigged. . Brigantine
Bowsprit . . Standing
Stern. . Square
Figure-head. . Has, Gilt.
      Length 11O feet & two tenths
      Breadth 23 feet & one tenth
      Depth of hold 11 feet & three tenths
Subscribing owners: - M.W. & E Brown of Hamilton, a forwarder, owns all 64 shares
Register's remarks:- Out (penciled)

Register Number 84 has James Flood as the apparent owner of the vessel dated Dec. 4,1851
NO REMARKS on number 84
      Port of Hamilton Shipping Register 1846 - 1874
      National Archives, Canada. Microfilm Reel C-2465

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William R. McNeil
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Breeze (Brig), 13 Apr 1846