The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1853

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p.2 Chief Justice Robinson to run until February, then to be replaced by Peerless.

-Shipbuilding at Quebec - mentions a ship of 650 tons building at Kingston, C.W. All are under the special superintendence of Lloyd's surveyor, Thomas Menzies, Esq. and most of them are intended for the highest classification of colonial ship...

-Lake Navigation - steamer Magnet tows hull from Cape Vincent to Hamilton with 3 locomotives inside.

-Vessel in Distress - schooner Lucas, of Detroit, springs leak in St. Lawrence and puts into Cape Vincent.

-Dismasted - schooner Congress safe at South Manitou after being dismasted off Sheboygan. [Buffalo Courier]

-The Schooner Lost - The schooner Britannia, from Picton to Kingston, with a load of flour, ashes, etc., was so much injured by ice on her passage down, that on encountering a heavy sea in the upper and lower "gaps", she sprang a leak which was more than a match for the pumps, and when Morton's was reached she went down in about eleven feet of water.

-Imports - 20 21.

-Schooners For Sale - Maid of the West, 11,000 Bushels Wheat, 4 years old; General Wolfe, 8,500 bushels, 2 years old, and Princess Victoria, 9,500 bushels, 2 years old. see M.W. Browne at Hamilton Dec. 21st

Dec. 23, 1853

p.2 Sale of McPherson & Crane's Stock - The sale of the above valuable stock took place at Portsmouth Harbor, at the time appointed. There was a very large concourse of gentlemen connected with the Forwarding Trade present, who came all with the intention of buying part of the Stock exposed for sale; but they were all disappointed; for the Stock was nearly all knocked down, at good prices, to Mr. Holcomb, of Port Stanley, who represents a new Firm, which is to succeed Messrs. McPherson and Crane in the Forwarding Business.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1853