Prince of Wales (Steamboat), 1 Mar 1846
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At Portsmouth, two miles distant, considerable activity likewise prevails. A splendid brig of about 380 tons, intended for the timber trade, is framed and planked in the ship-yarf of Messrs. Collins & Powers, for Messrs. Hunter & Pearson, and will in a short time be ready for service, under the superintendence of Mr. Beaupre, the Bay steamer PRINCE OF WALES has been materially lengthened, from which, no doubt, an improved speed as well as accommodation will be realized. A number of vessels belonging to Messrs. Macpherson & Crane and others, are undergoing repair and being fitted for the business of the coming sesson.
At Garden Island, Messrs, Calvin & Cook are making active preperations for the Summer trade. The schooners WILLIAM PENN and HANNAH COUNTER have been rebuilt from the waters edge, and others are receiving minor alterntions and repairs. Quite a large fleet of vessels was employed throughout the last season by these gentlemen, and we believe that a still larger will be engaged in 1846.
The ice still holds in undiminished strength, and it is very probable that the opening of navigation will be delayed until perhaps the middle of April. (part)
The News, Kingston
Thursday, March 12, 1846
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes