The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Toronto, ON), August 21, 1869, page 4

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Not Quite A Launch - The Hamilton Times says the new vessel Agnes Hope was not got clearly into the water on Wednesday [August 18], as we were led to state from a report that reached us just previous to publication; but by the disappointment of the hour the spectacle was repaired as far as possible by a public spirited citizen having a full cargo of benzine on board, who succeeded in launching himself into the bay most admirably. He was loudly applauded on being safely fished out after performing the feat. The vessel caught fast on the ways after starting gracefully, and performance of the christening ceremony by Miss Jane Robertson, and several efforts to pull the vessel off, by the steamer Indian, were unsuccessful. If not already, she will will shortly be afloat, however, and no damage will be caused by the interruption.

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Peter Warwick
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Globe (Toronto, ON), August 21, 1869, page 4