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Reindeer (Bark), C33063, 1 Jul 1855

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FROM GEORGIAN BAY TO LONDON. -- A fine new barque for ocean navigation, the REINDEER, has arrived at Toronto. She was built by Messrs. Hayes at Coldwater, a few miles from Georgian Bay, and came down the lakes via the Welland Canal. She measures 474 tons, and will class A 1 at Lloyd's for seven years. The following are her dimensions:--Length on deck, 138 feet; length of keel, 133 feet; breadth extreme, 26 feet 3 inches; depth of hold Amidships, 12 feet 10 inches; depth of hold forward, 13 feet 9 inches; depth of hold aft, 13 feet 2 inches. The REINDEER is on her way to London, England, where she will be offered for sale. She has on board two thirds of her cargo, consisting of a lot of walnut logs and staves, shipped by Mr. Pierson of Chatham, which are intended for the English market.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, July 28, 1855

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      A Fine new Barque for ocean navigation, the REINDEER has arrived at Toronto. She was built by Messrs Hayes at Coldwater, a few mileS from Georgian Bay and came down the lake via. the Welland Canal.
She measures 474 tons and will class A I at Lloyd's for 7 years, the following are her dimensions
      Length on deck- 138'
      Length of keel- I33'
      Breadth extreme- 26' 3"
      Depth of hold amidships-12' 10"
      Depth of hold forward I3' 9"
      Depth of hold aft 13' 2"
The Reindeer is on her way to London, England, where she will be offered for sale, she has on board two thirds of her cargo, which consists of a lot of walnut logs and staves, shipped by Mr. Pierson, of Chatham, which are intended for the English market. -- Buffalo Democrocy, undated
      Detroit Daily News
      Tuesday, July 30, 1855

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A new Barque belonging to Messrs Hayes & Bros., and built for ocean navigation, passed through the Welland Canal last Friday, and by the time this paper is printed will probably be safely anchored in Toronto Bay. She is now on her way to Liverpool, where she is intended for sale; and it will no doubt be a matter of great astonishment to those in the old country' who are at all acquainted with the geography of Canada, to learn that she was built on a spot so remote from the ocean as is Coldwater, a few miles from the shore of Georgian Bay, This new vessel, which ic called the " REINDEER" has a carrying capacity of 474 tons, and has been built under the supervision of Lloyd's surveyors, by whom she has been classed A I for eight years.
She is built entirely of white oak, the quality of which, in the region of Coldwater, is unsurpassed by any on this continent. Her dimensions are as follows:...
      Length on deck -- 138 feet
      Length of keel -- 133 feet
      Breadth extreme -- 26 feet 3 inches
      Depth of hold,anidships - 12 feet 10 inches
      Depth of hold,forward - 13 foot 9 inches
      Depth of hold,aft - 13 foot 2 inches
She is a full rigged Barque, and launched within a few weeks, as we noticed at the time. On her way from the shipyard she called at Chatham, where she was charted by Mr. Pierson, who put on board, for the English market, a cargo of black walnut logs and staves as well as some pine spars, at the rate of $1.50 per 1,000 feet from Chatham to Quebec, then £2*IO per load thence to London.
On her voyage from the place of her building to her entrance to the canal, she proved erself a fast sailor and a good sea-boat, and realised in every respect, the anticipations of her owners.
She would no doubt, acquit herself equally well on Lake Ontario, but as she had not arrived at her wharf up to the time of our going to press,we have heard no particulars in that respect.
The larger vessel the CITY OF TORONTO, built here and launched a few weeks since, is now nearly ready for sea, and will probably sail in the course of the next week. A considerable delay occurred in consequence of difficulty in obtaining certain articles of iron manufacture which were indispensable to her completion. These have now arrived, and no additional time will be lost. She has already taken in as much timber as the depth of the canals between
this and the lower ports will admit, and will complete her loading at Quebec.
We hear that a few berths will be fitted up for passengers, so that such as desire a journey to England may indulge in one of the first large vessels built for ocean navigation within the
Province of Upper Canada.
      The Daily Leader
      Toronto, Monday, July 23, 1855
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      A new barque just completed at Coldwater and called the REINDEER, of 474 tons burden, is loading at Toronto, for London, England, where she will be offered for sale by her owners.
      Semi Weekly Western Planet
      Chatham, Thursday, August 9, 1855
A new Barque just completed at Coldwater and called the
REINDEER,of 474 tons burden,is loading at Toronto,for London
England,whe~~ she will be offered for sale by her owners.
      semi weekly Western Planet
      Chatham, Thursday Aug.9,1855


      OFFICIAL NUMBER - 33065
      PORT & NUMBER - QUEBEC, 58.,1855
      DECKS - ONE
      BUILfl - CARVEL
      READ - NONE
      LENGTH - 132.1 feet
      BREADTH - 25.6 feet
      DEPTH - 13 feet
      Original Owner - James,John Hayes,of Toronto,Doctor of
      Medicine, 64 shares
      Original Registry, CANCELLED
      Re-Registered DeNovo at London Srd.September 1856
      transcript of Register
      General Register & Records Office of
      Shipping and Seamea, Port of London

      Peter Lamoree.
About eleven o'clock last night, Mr. Peter Lamoree died at his home in West Fifth street. The deceased was one of the earliest citizens of Oswego. He was born in New Baltimore, N.Y., in 1812. He came to Oswego in the year 1827 and began life as a ship-carpenter.
After mastering this trade he embarked in the business, and with the late John Lee under the firm name of Lee and Lamoree, established the shipyard now owned by George Goble. They built the schooners "Delos DeWolf," "Matthew McNair" and other vessels which were the first traders between Oswego and Chicago.
After the dissolution of the firm Mr. Lamoree built the schooners "Cheney Ames" at Youngstown and the "Reindeer" at Cold Water, Georgian Bay, one of the first vessels sailing from the lakes to Europe. He built the first tug in Oswego, the "O.S.Howard," owned by Hon. Abner C. Mattoon and planned and built the first steamers that plied Oneida Lake. His last work in his business was the fleet little yacht "Gracie L."
Mr. Lamoree was familiar with the marine and shipbuilding business of the lakes and a very competent and well-informed man upon all such matters. He saw the beginning of shipbuilding here, and saw it become the best industry of the town. Its decadence grieved him, and he hoped to see the city attain its old maritime importance before he died.
Mr. Lamoree was a member of the first fire company organized in Oswego and was for many years one of the most active Volunteer firemen. He was one of the original members of the Old Oswego Guards and held the office of Paymaster of the company. He was prominent in all public affairs in the early days of the city and exercised considerable influence.
Mr. Lamoree in 1848 was united in marriage with Miss Catharine E. Casler, who with their children, Charles H., O.A., N.T., Mrs. E.L. Smith, Miss Emma A. and Belle, survive him. The funeral will take place from his late residents 72 West Fifth St. Sunday at 2 p.m.
      Oswego Palladium
      April 8, 1892

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Reindeer (Bark), C33063, 1 Jul 1855