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Chief Justice Robinson (Schooner), 4 May 1841

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Schooner building at Lewis Shickluna's yard, St. Catharines to be launched May 4. Of 120 tons. Named CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON.
      St. Catharines Journal
      April 29, 1841

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THE NEW SCHOONER. -- On Tuesday the 14th inst., precisely at the appointed hour, the schooner built at the shipyard in St. Catharines of Mr. Lewis Shickeluna (sic)was launched into her destined element, in fine style, amid the cheers of the multitude, assembled on the adjacent hills, among whom was a very respectable sprinkling of ladies. She glided off most gracefully, without the least accident to mar the joyous scene -- while the master builder, in the usual manner christened her by the name of "CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON." -- St. Catharines Journal, May 6.
      Niagara Chronicle
      May 13, 1841
N.B. Changed to a scow April 29, 1858

Type Schooner
Port Hamilton
Tons 107
When Built 1841
Where Built St. Catharines
Builders name & date of Certificate:- L. Shickluna, Jan. 1, 1848
Description of veseeL ~ Surveyor, WIIl. Pring
      Length 86 feet & eight tenths
      Breadth 17 feet & n±ne tenths
      Depth of hold 8 feet & six tenths
Decks One
Masts Two
Bowsprit Standing.
Stern Square
Figure-head With figure-head
Rigged Schooner, Carvel built
Masters name A.McBride
Subscribing owners: -'Land & Roath of Hamilton owners of all 64 shares~
Registers remarke:- Lost
      Port of Hamilton, Shipping Register, 1846 to 1874, Vol.362
      National Archives, Canada Microfilm reel C-2465

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Chief Justice Robinson (Schooner), 4 May 1841