The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Diadema (Sloop), 28 Jun 1834

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On Saturday 28th inst. Was launched from, what is to be the Public Wharf in this village, the beautiful sloop Diadema, built by Mr. James Robinson; her extreme length of keel is 22 feet, measuring on deck 36 feet, and of the burthen of 10 tons. This beautiful specimen of Naval Architecture glided into her destined element amid the deafening shouts of the gratified spectators; among whom were conspicuous many of the native beauties of the country from the interior of Michigan and Ohio, who are now making their annual visit to this Port; and it was with mingles feelings of pleasure and gratified pride that many of them were noticed to be reeling with delight at our prosperity and enterprise.
      That this place is destined to become a great and flourishing inland Sea port.(if that term may be used) no one now can for a moment doubt. Should any person be so skeptical as to doubt it, or judge from our present appearances, that it is not likely to be the case, let them keep in mind the launch of the 28th, and call this way a century or two hence and he will see the folly of doubting on that subject; for then we shall have our Steam-boats, our Rail Roads and Air Balloons, and if we have good luck we, by that time, may get a Steam-Mill ! ! !
      Amherstburg, 30th June, 1834
      The Canadian Emigrant
      Saturday, July 19, 1834

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William R. McNeil
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Diadema (Sloop), 28 Jun 1834