yacht BULL FROG
Commodore Barrie on his return to Kingston, took his yacht up the various rapids of the St. Lawrence, notwithstanding the pilots at Montreal declared it to be impracticable, as the vessel drew 80 inches water. This boat is about 40 tons burden, is a keel boat, holds the wind well, is a good sea boat, and furnishes a model which may be advantageously adopted for vessels destined hereafter to navigate between Quebec and Lake Ontario, and through the welland Canal, with the Upper Inland Seas of this Continen t- - - -Quebec Mercury (undated)
His Excellency Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, arrived here of Friday last from Bytown and on Sat. proceeded to York, with Commodore Barrie in the BULL FROG
October 17, 1828
Welland Canal -- We are happy that it is in our power to give the public some correct information respecting the WeIland Canal - Lieutenant Jones of the Royal Navy has just returned from a cruise and states that on Friday last, his vessel the BULL FROG, which draws nearly 6 feet of water passed through the whole line of the Canal, that is from the Welland River to Lake Ontario, in 16 hours without the least obstruction, one horse only was used in towing the vessel down.
August 6th. 1830
Commissioner Barrie took it into his sapient head that he should have a pleasure yacht. He showed the Admirality, of course, the necessity of furnishing one and they accordingly sent him an order to build it. This he did at the trifiling expense of 1,500 Sterling, and afterwards repaired at another trifiling expense of 600.
She is very appropriatly called the BULL FROG, this same vessel was sold by auction in June last to Wrag & Co. of this City, at Penetanguishene for 100 Currency. I know of no service this pleasure boat performed for the country unless that she was near drowning Sir Peregrine Maitland and the worthy Commisioner himself, which was the cause of the last outlay.
She now lies in our harbour, a monument of British folly and British extravagence.
Ycur obedient Service,
An old Marine.
July 17, 1834
FOR SALE --by Auction The BULL FROG, Yard Boat of about 60 tons, nearly new and completely rigged, will make an excellent packet.
April 17th.1834 f
NOTE:-- The schooner ALBION was a rebuild from the cutter BULL FROG [Underwriters Register for 1860]
PACKET BETWEEN NIAGARA and HAMILTON. -- The Smack B U L L F R O G will sail every other Tuesday, weather permitting, from Niagara to Hamilton, touching if necessary at the intermediate creeks along the coast. A few passengers can be taken. Advice of goods to be shipped, must be forwarded to the subscriber at Niagara Harbor and Dock Company's wharves.
John Niven & Co.
Agent and Ship Brokers.
Niagara, Aug. 4, 1835
N.B. - She will sail on Tuesday the 11th. of August.
Buffalo Daily Star
Saturday, August 4, 1835