The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 2, 1873

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Too Quck For The Commodore - It is a well understood fact that Commodore Shickluna, the master shipbuilder, is always prompt on time in launching his vessels. On Thursday, however, he was ahead of time, and instead of launching in the afternoon, performed that little ceremony in the morning, brief mention of which was made in our column yesterday. This was more than the gallant old Commodore intended, but the fact was the vessel could not be restrained and went off in spite of him. The new vessel is none the worse for this. She is named the "Manzanilla". Her dimensions are 142 feet over all; depth of hold 22 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet 2 inches; 450 tons carpenter's measurement; 370 tons register. Workmen were engaged stepping the masters yesterday. The "Manzanilla" is a three master, barque rigged, and is one of Shickluna's best, which is saying a good deal when all are so superior. The owner is James Murray, Esqu., one of the most enterprising vessel owners in this port. The cost of the vessel was $21,000. She will be commanded by Capt. Alex Campbell. Her capacity is estimated at 19,500 bushels of wheat through the canal, or 23,000 outside.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 2, 1873