The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Apr 1862

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p.3 Launch of Captain Gaskin's New Barque - This afternoon at 4 o'clock, this fine vessel was launched from Jenkin's Shipyard, and a large number of persons were present. The rigging was decorated with flags, and she presented a very fine appearance. A bottle of wine was broken over her bow by Miss Lewis, the Bishop of Ontario's daughter, when the vessel was christened the British Lion - she then glided most gracefully into her native element.

The Band of the 62nd was present and played several enlivening tunes, and as the vessel glided from the ways played "Rule Britannia."

-Unknown Vessel In the Ice - 7 miles out from Port Huron. [Det. Free Press]

-First Sail Vessel For Oswego - sch. C.S. Roader, Capt. Lumboh, with corn. [Toledo Blade]

-The Propeller Pocahontas A Total Loss - gone to pieces. [Buff. Com. Advert.]

-The Reindeer Line - largest fleet owned and controlled by one firm on inland waters - barks Adriatic, Clayton, Republic, Quebec, Sovereign of the Lakes, Northern Light; schooners Monticello, Montezuma, Mountaineer, Northern Belle, Reindeer, Flying Cloud, Fairfield, Utica, Patrick Henry and tug Reindeer. [ibid]

-Flour Afloat - sch. Florence Calkins sees flour on lake, probably from prop. Pocahontas. [Cleveland Herald]

-Steamer Maple Leaf - to start on 14th; had extensive repairs, her berths and upper works being all refitted.

-Navigation Opened - 3 props arrived at Ogdensburgh from Oswego.

-Imports - 16.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Apr 1862