The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sophia (Schooner), 1 Mar 1844

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Captain Gaskin informs us that immediately on the removal of ice from the harbour, his schooner, the SOPHIA, a new and beautiful craft of 140 tons burden will sail for Toronto. The cabin of the SOPHIA has been handsomely and comfortably fitted up for passengers. - Kingston News
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      March 30, 1844

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Register number: 8
Description: Schooner
Where she belongs: Kingston
Tons: 103 tons burden
Present Master: Robert Gaskin
When Built: 1844 Nov.
Where Built: Windsor
Builders Name & date of Certificate: Robert Gaskin - Nov. I847
Description of Vessel-
      Length 84 feet & 5/110 ths.
      Breadth 18 feet & 5/10 ths.
      Height of Hold 8 feet & 5/10 ths.
      Masts: two masts
Square or Round sterned: Square
Carvel or Clinker Built: Carvel
How Rigged: Schooner
Figure-Head: Figure Head, ( a Woman)
Decks: One, no Quarter Galleries
Standing or Running Bowsprit: Standing
Subscribing Owners: Robert Gaskin, sole owner sold on Nov. 30,1847 to Matthew B. Cox, on default of mortgage Robert Gaskin regained vessel on March 15,1849, Gaskin again sold the Sophia to John Kidd of Toronto dated May 15,1851
Surveyors Certificate of Measurement:- 103 tons burden
      Length - 82 feet
      Breadth- 18 feet
      Height of Hold- 8 feet & 2/10 ths.
      Port of Kingston, Ontario
      Shipping Register, 1846 to1853

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Sophia (Schooner), 1 Mar 1844