We have given the Chronicle account of the launch of the JOHN BY, as we could have said nothing more to purpose. The place of the JOHN BY, is already occupied with the frame of a schooner of 90 tons, building by the enterprising Mr. Drummond in conjunction with Mr. Watkins. It is a glorious way of vesting money, the surest for profit that now presents itself. Building can hardly proceed as fast as our trade will increase.- (part)
Tuesday, November 29, 1831
On Saturday was launched a fine schooner called the LADY OF THE LAKE, belonging to Mr. Drummond, with the masts and standing rigging. We do not exactly know her burthen, but judge her to be from 90 to 100 tons. She is of a handsome model, and has been built with extraordinary dispatch. The keel was laid, within a day or two after the launch of the JOHN BY. Our means of transport are thus rapidly increasing. We understand the enterprising Mr. Archibald McDonell has chartered her for the season, which is the third or fourth, he has already, wholly taken up, for employment to and from this port; to which he has been a great means of attracting the Carrying Trade, which it is obvious all center here, on the opening of the Rideau Canal, which we should hope, would not exceed the month of June.
Tuesday, April 24, 1832
Mr. Drummond's new schooner, The LADY OF THE LAKE, of 100 tons burden, which has been building at Mississagua Battery, will be launched at 2 o'clock this day. She is a beautiful model, reflecting equal credit upon the enterprising owner and the scientific builder.
April 28, 1832