DIRECT TRADE BETWEEN LAKE ONTARIO AND EUROPE.
The Toronto Leader of the 5th says Messrs. Lamb, Playfair & Co., of Glasgow, have chartered the splendid new barque ARABIA, and taken 500 barrels of flour and 14,000 bushels of wheat, at Toronto; the remainder of her cargo she will take at Montreal. This will be the first ship direct from Lake Ontario bound for Glasgow, Scotland. It is intended to dispose of her in the English market, as was the CHEROKEE.
Buffalo Daily Courier
May 11, 1854
SPIRIT OF ENTERPRIZE
Geo. Wright, Esq., M.P.P. of Brampton, who made a very extensive investment in wheat and flour, during the season, has freighted the schooner ARABIA to convey a cargo of flour and wheat from Port Credit direct to the City of Glasgow. The vessel arrived at this port yesterday, and will take on board today a large quantity of flour from the storehouse of Messrs. Borst & Co. When completed her cargo will consist of 14,000 bushels of wheat, and 500 barrels flour, the property of Mr. Wright.
The ARABIA is a very pretty model; three masted, brig rigged forward, and 283 tons measurement. She was built by Messrs. Counter & Co., Kingston, last season and is a sister ship of the CHEROKEE which was the first vessel to sail direct from Toronto to Liverpool. The ARABIA is the 2nd. in that enterprise, and will leave this port tomorrow for Scotland.
Her cargo is consigned to Messrs. Lamb & Fairplay & Co., Glasgow. --- Globe
September 27, 1854
Bark ARABIA. Official Canada No. 32844. Of 283 tons. Built Kingston, Ont., 1853, by George Thurston. three masts. 131.6 x 25.8 x 11.7 Rebuilt 1863, -- Wrecked Georgian Bay, 1884
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