The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Peacock (Schooner), 15 Apr 1829


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      New Schooner. - Another fine vessel is now on the stocks at the lower end of our village, intended for the lake and canal navigation, and to be ready for sailing early the ensuing spring. It is erecting on the same spot where the schooner WELLAND CANAL was constructed last year, and by the same master builder, Capt. Armington, for Mr. Job Loder, of Ancaster.
      St. Catharines Farmers Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer,
      February 4, 1829, Page 3

      On Tuesday last [April 14], at half past 2 P.M., the elegant schooner PEACOCK, 60 tons burthen, was launched from the stocks, (on the same spot where the WELLAND CANAL was built last season, at the foot of our village,) into a basin in the 12 mile creek, formed by the construction of the canal. She went off in fine style, amid the acclamations of a large number of spectators assembled on the occasion. The PEACOCK was built under the suprintendence of Capt. Amrington, and is owned by Job Loder, Esq. of Ancaster, and Capt. Bates, former sailing master, of the schooner Welland Canal. She is expected from her model and style of construction, to be the swiftest runner on Lake Ontario.
      St. Catharines Farmers Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer,
      April 15, 1829, Page 3


      The new schooner PEACOCK, partly laden, was towed from the lower lock to the harbour, on Monday last [April 27], a distance of 3 miles, in 1 hour and 5 minutes. A few gentlemen and ladies went down for the purpose of taking an excursion on the lake, but were disappointed in consequence of a dead calm. The schooner Welland Canal, Capt. Northrup, cleared a few days previous.
      St. Catharines Farmers Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer,
      April 29, 1829, Page 3


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launch Welland
Date of Original:
1829
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McN.E.9344
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Peacock (Schooner), 15 Apr 1829