The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1853

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p.2 Buffalo Harbor - prop. Mayflower. [Toronto Patriot 15th]

-Hamilton, April 12 - the steamer Queen of the West, Capt. Harrison, left for Toronto on 1st trip of season; 4 other steamers there.

The Launch of Saturday - About 3 o'clock, on Saturday, the new Bark, Cherokee, built by Capt. Gaskin, in the Marine Railway Yard, was launched. She went off in splendid style, with every thing a-taunt, and all her sails bent, even to the royal. On entering her destined element, she was as steady as if fully laden, and dropping some of her sails, she stood towards the Martello Tower, near which she dropped anchor. The Cherokee is a beautiful vessel afloat, is full 300 tons burthen, and is quite ready to take on board her cargo of flour for Liverpool, for which port she is destined. A very large concourse of people were present at the Launch, and cheered lustily when the vessel went off so handsomely. Capt. Gaskin afterwards entertained his Friends on board.

-The First Trip Up the Bay - the steamer Canadian, Capt. P.G. Chrysler, saved life of 3 year old girl.

-Imports - 15,16; Exports - 15.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1853