The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), May 27, 1863


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LAUNCH OF THE SILVER CLOUD - A fine vessel bearing the above name recently built at the River Severn, Sturgeon bay, was launched last Thursday. A party of excursionists from the city and Collingwood proceeded on Wednesday by the Christian islands in the propeller Magnet to the Severn, and arriving there the new vessel was cut loose being christened as she glided off, the Silver Cloud by Miss Annie Hartts of Toronto. The tonnage of the craft is about 480 tons. She is fitted up with wire rigging and patent windlass. The capstan has double deck beams etc. and altogether she is a superior barque, her capacity for wheat being about 21, 000 bushels. She cost $17, 000 Her builder Mr. Potter of Oakville is about to lay down a keel for another vessel for the same owners Messrs A. M. Smith & Co. and Mr. George H. Wyatt of this city`.


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Clippings
Date of Original:
May 27, 1863
Local identifier:
GLN.19624
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Bill Hester
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), May 27, 1863