The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1855

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p.2 travellers from City of Ottawa can come by Rideau Canal or by railroad to Prescott.

- On Tuesday last, Mr. Flint's new Propeller was launched at Belleville. The vessel is the first ever built at that port, and is intended for the Belleville and Oswego route. She has ample accommodation for freight and passengers, and will be propelled by a high pressure engine of 135 horsepower, manufactured by Messrs. Sheppard of Buffalo; her boiler, engine, screw paddles, etc. were placed in her hull before launching, so that she will very soon be ready for service. Her length is 120 feet over all, breadth of beam 25, depth of hold 8, tonnage 280; she will draw about 5 feet aft and 2 1/2 forward, and has been pronounced by competent judges a good model. She is called the Moira, after the river at whose mouth she was built, and which will doubtless convey on its bosom largecontributions in the shape of freight, wherewith to keep its namesake employed. The Moira will be provided with 11 large state-rooms, and good accommodation for thirty cabin passengers; she is to be commanded by Capt. Barney, late of the Schuyler, who is well known as an experienced seaman.

- Imports - 13,14.

-Underwriter's Sale - part of cargo of steamer Ontario, stranded on Nicholson's Island last Fall.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1855