The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), November 16, 1864

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The following has been received from Port Sarnia: -

"The propellor Georgiana arrived here this evening about half-past nine o'clock. She is now in possession of the customs officials, who will undoubtedly make a thorough examination before permitting her to depart from this port. So far we have not heard of anything being found of a suspicious nature. She appears to be intended for legitimate purposes"

There seems to be no ground whatever for the senseless outcry the people of Buffalo and other cities on the border have made against this vessel, for nothing has been found about her to justify the story that she is being fitted out for a vessel of war. Of course, it is well for our authorities to be on their guard against any breach of our neutrality; but it would be well perhaps to enquire what injury we shall do ourselves if every peaceful trading vessel concerning which malicious Federal spies may choose to circulate false reports, is to be subjected to all sorts of annoyances and detentions, merely to satisfy the whims or allay the groundless apprehensions of our excitable neighbours.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), November 16, 1864