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Annexation (Schooner), 22 Jun 1849

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On Tuesday last our enterprising toTownsnan. Captain Christopher Crabb entertained the Citizens with the interesting spectacle of a 'launch'. The craft is a very handsome Schooner, built under the superintendance of Mr.
George Ford of this township; and certainly reflects great credit on the mechanical genius of Goderich. The day was fine and the novelty of the exhibition called out almost the whole of our male population and a very fair proportion of the ladies, whose patronage of such scenes is always liberal - and certainly the systematic and satisfactory manner in which the arrangements had been made, rendered the launch well worth the trouble of attending.
Captain Crabb is a good Conservative, and, as a matter of course, called his Vessel "THE ANNEXATION". He says he :is detemined to 'annex' the commerce of Goderich and Detroit so far as his influence and abilities will extend, and
hence we think the name of the Schooner is most appropriate. It is our honest opinion that the annexation of a new Schooner to our harbour is a more honourable acquisition and one which involves more of the real interest and prosperity of the place than all the political meetings and squabbling which have disgraced the community for the last twelve months.
      Goderich Huron Signal
      Friday, June 22, 1849

      " A N N E X A T I O N "
      The Schooner ANNEXATION, Capt. Munro, will leave Younge Street Wharf
      on Wednesday next, the 6th. inst. for the Canal, Amherstburgh, Windsor, Sarnia,
      and Goderich. Apply to W.M. Gorrie & Co.
      Toronto Globe
      Saturday, June 2, 1855

Register Number 1
Name of vessel ANNEXATION
Description Schooner
Where she belongs Goderich
Tons 91
Master's Name C. Crabb
When Built 1849
Where Built Goderich
Builders name & date of Certificate:-- Chris. Crabb, 11 July 1850
Description of vessel
      Decks Flush decks
      Masts Two
      Length 76 feet
      Breadth 18 feet
      Height 7.8 feet
      How rigged Schooner
      Bowsprit Standing
      Stern Square
      How built Carvel
      Figurehead Without
Subscribing Owners: C. Crabb, Goderich, Merchant..
{Sold to R.W. Wallace & Geo. Wright, Port Hope, Aug. 4, 1862}
      Port of Goderich, Vessel Register 1847
      Public Archives Canada
      RG 42, A 1 Vol. 383, Microfilm C-3188

Schooner AGNES. [C]. Of 100 tons. Built at Port Hope in 1849 by Goodrich. Owned by J. O'Brian. Home port, Montreal. Value, $1,200. Class B 2. REMARKS. - Formerly ANNEXATION.
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake vessel Register, 1873
Schooner ANNEXATION. [C]. Of 109 tons. Built at Goderich in 1849 by [no entry]. Owned by C. Crab. Home port, Goderich. Value $3,300. Class, B 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register, 1860

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Annexation (Schooner), 22 Jun 1849