The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1862

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p.2 K.C. & M. - 1st raft left Garden Island towed by tug Hercules.

-The Bay of Quinte is to be hauled out at the marine railway tomorrow for repairs.

-An Extraordinary Craft - The British Lion - The British Lion is the name of a fine new bark which arrived at our port this morning from Kingston, C.W., built under the direct supervision of Capt. Gaskin, who is also master and owner and a pioneer in the lake and European trade. This vessel, which is now on her first trip, has been visited by the Inspectors of the Board of Underwriters at various ports, and her equal in any respect it would be difficult to find. Constructed of the best live oak, and heavily-timbered, she is classed higher than any other craft at present afloat, viz: A1* for six years. - Length 120 feet overall, breadth of beam 26 ft 6 inches, depth of hold 11 feet 7 inches. She has immense arches, edge-bolted, and is kneed with iron and wood knees. Her deck beams are supported by heavy iron supports, which extend from the deck to her bilge. Her bilge keels are 12 inches square and clamps 9 inches in thickness. Her centre-board box is secured by heavy iron rods, and her rigging is of an entirely new order, composed of wire throughout, with the exception of her running gear. One shroud of her standing rigging is strong enough to support twenty tons weight. Her cabin arrangements will compete with those of a steamer. Her figurehead is represented by a lion, resting on a cannon, grasping with his paws a ball that is about to be discharged. She is intended for the ocean trade and is now bound for Goderich, C.W. [Detroit Tribune]

-Freights - wheat to Oswego at 7¢ per bushel. [Detroit Free Press]

-Another Large Grain Fleet - 50 passed yesterday. [Detroit Advert. 6th]

-310 vessels were in Buffalo harbor on Monday last.

p.3 ad for steamer St. Lawrence, Capt. Smith, on Bay of Quinte; to take place of Bay of Quinte

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1862