The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), April 12, 1865

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The Georgian Again

On Friday last Mr. Spence, of the Customs Department, proceeded to Collingwood, and again placed this unfortunate vessel under seizure.

Extensive alterations were being made, it is said, preliminary to putting her on the route from Collingwood to Sault Ste. Mary, and a number of men were at work on the vessel at the time of the seizure, who were at once sent away, and a person placed in charge of her by Mr. Spence. She is or was supposed to be intended for raiding purposes, and was under seizure before. We should suppose that, in the present position of Confederate affairs, there can be little real cause to fear that any further raiding will take place from Canada. Before commencing her regular trips, she was, we understand, engaged for the very peaceful purpose of towing some rafts of square timber to Collingwood, and her detention will disappoint several gentlemen in the lumber business.

The Georgian was owned by a Mr. Bates, a Southerner; but it is said, changed hands some months since, and is now registered as the property of a Mr. Denison, of Toronto. It would appear as if the bona-fides of the transfer was considered doubtful.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), April 12, 1865