The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Examiner (Barrie, ON), November 10, 1864

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...The recent purchase of a propeller named the Georgian, from the respectable mercantile firm of A.M. Smith & Co., of Toronto by a supposed Southerner, for piratical purposes, has tended to increase the excitement of the Buffalonian; and her entrance into Lake Erie, through the Welland Canal, has given rise to a supposition that she is to be used in freeing the prisoners on Johnson's Island, after sinking the revenue cutter Michigan. The Georgian was purchased ostensibly for the Saginaw Lumber trade, and when last heard of she had left Port Colborne avowedly for Sarnia. Since then nothing reliable is known of her so that all that has been said about her outfit as a pirate or privateer, is mere conjecture - though it may turn out to be true. Of one thing we are confident, the efforts of Southern sympathisers, or of the refugees themselves, will not be winked at or encouraged by any of our authorities; and hence we conclude no expedition of importance can be clandestine got up in this country.

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Bill Hester
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Examiner (Barrie, ON), November 10, 1864