The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Mar 1855

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p.2 Great Sale of Steamers, Schooners and Barges

The Subscribers will sell by Public Auction, in the City of Kingston, on Thursday 12th day of April next, at noon, if not previously disposed of by Private Sale, the whole of their Stock of Steamers, Schooners and Barges, viz: -


Steamer Traveller, Double Beam Engines, 94 ? Horse Power.

Steamer City of Toronto, Double Beam Engines, 100 Horse Power.

Steamer Canada, No. One, Horizontal Engines, 66 Horse Power.

Steamer Charlevoix, Single Beam Engines, 66 Horse Power.

Steamer Gildersleeve, Single Beam Engines, 66 Horse Power.

Steamer America, Single Beam Engine, 66 Horse Power.

Steamer Sir Charles Napier, Single Beam Engine, 75 Horse Power.

The whole of the above Steamers have been employed as Tugs, and are well known to the Trade.

The steamers Napier and Gildersleeve are powerful Tugs, and would answer as Passenger Steamers, their Cabins being still in good order.


Schooner Orion, built in 1853; capacity 2,500 barrels Flour; she is one of the fastest sailors on the Lakes, and is fore and aft Rigged - well found.

Schooner William Ford, built in 1853; capacity 3000 barrels Flour, Square Rigged Forward, and is well found.


Barge Glasgow, capacity 9000 barrels Flour.

" Caroline, " 2000 " "

" Solvaille, " 2500 " "

Also for Charter by Tender till First April:

Steamer Star, forty-five horse power; low pressure "Beam Engine," Cylinder 31 inches, Stroke 8 feet. Has Cabin on main deck, well adapted for day trips.

Steamer Canada (No. 2), forty-five horse power, Low Pressure, Beam Engine. She is a good Tug, suitable for tugging about the harbor of Quebec or elsewhere.

Also Lease of Wharf in Kingston.

Wharf, foot of Queen Street, will be leased for the term of One Year, from 1st of April next, and is well adapted for shipping purposes.

Also Lease of Wharf in Prescott.

Wharf known as Brady's Wharf, situated in Prescott, for the term of One Year, from 1st of April next. The Wharf has good Stores built on it, and is in good order.

Terms of sale Liberal - will be made known at Sale.

For further particulars apply to

Thos. Maxwell & Co. or to R. Jackson Auctioneer.

Kingston, March 2nd 1855

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Mar 1855