The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Schooner), 1 Jul 1842

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We direct the attention of our readers to a schooner, the property of Mr. Bunnell of Brantford, latterly built by the Niagara Dock Company. Length 90 feet, beam 19 feet 5 inches, 81 tons burthen; stiff built, and draws, when loaded, 4 feet 2 inches water. Her first trip was as follows. Took in a cargo at Brantford equal to 1400 barrels of flour, sailed down the Grand River, June 16. Arrived at Montreal July 6th., left Montreal with passengers and a full cargo, via the Ottawa and Rideau, and arrived at Toronto, after working against head winds, on the 24th. instant. This is the first schooner, we understand, that has successfully navigated the rapids - and it will be something for all parties - the builder, the owner and the captain - to pride themselves upon. (Toronto Colonist)
      Chronicle and Gazette, Kingston
      July 30, 1842

Vessels & Engines Built by the Niagara Dock Company between the years 1839 and 1845 -- Schooners- WILLIAM CAYLEY. SHANNON. CLYDE. and SHANNON, about 150 tons each
      Canadian Gazetteer for 1846 (Niagara)

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(Schooner), 1 Jul 1842