The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 8, 1847, page 3


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Launches - On Monday next, the 12th inst., two fine vessels, fully rigged and sails all bent, will be launched by Mr. Shickluna, down at the ship-yard here. One is a three-masted schooner, of 400 tons burthen, 133 feet keel and 138 overall, 26 feet beam and 11 feet hold; the other, a fore-and-after, of 250 tons, 100 ft. keel, 23 1/2 beam and 9 feet hold. Mr. S. is to deliver them all ready for service - the first for N. Merritt Esq., St.John, N.B., to be commanded by Capt. Jones - the other is for Messrs. Benson & Merritt, to be commanded by Capt. King. There is also on the stocks, a propeller of 142 feet overall and a schooner of 110 feet keel, has just been commenced.

For want of sufficient assistance, Mr. S. cannot have the dry dock opened before the 1st of May and plenty of employment is anticipated for it. The amount of ship- building at this yard is limited for want of hands. As many as thirty additional ship-wrights would meet with constant employment at high wages.


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Date of Original:
April 8, 1847
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GLN.3827
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 8, 1847, page 3