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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1862

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New Barque - In the Shipyard of this city a new barque is being constructed for Capt. Robert Gaskin, destined, hereafter, to ply either upon lake or ocean, as circumstances may require. Her keel has been laid down, and a part of her frame-work erected, the former being 139 feet in length, and of the most durable wood. The breadth of beam of this vessel, will be 26' 2", and her depth of hold 12 feet, while, like the British Lion, which she surpasses in size, she will be furnished with wire rigging. She will be one of the largest and finest lake vessels afloat, and Captain Gaskin expects her to be finished about the beginning of April 1863.

-Misstatement - Globe was wrong about injury to vessels in late gale - Governor was ashore at Pigeon Island but got off safely by one of Calvin & Breck's tugs; Christiana ashore at Mexico Bay, not Chaumont Bay; prop Moira, not Maria foundered.

-Imports - 10.

-Notice To Mariners - the east channel now has sand bar with only 6' water - Hugh Richardson, harbor master at Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1862