Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1864
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p.2 Summer Pleasures and Fishing Excursions - on steamer Fairy, bought by Capt. Craig, to visit 1000 Islands, Bay, and Canal.
-Spring Walk No. 4 - Manufacturies (part)
Simple as Boat Building may be considered, in Kingston it is an institution, for the boats built here and in its immediate vicinity are highly prized everywhere. The establishments of Messrs. La Chapelle Brothers and Mr. William Knapp of Barriefield, and that of Mr. Smithers at Wolfe Island, do not come legitimately under the head of the "Walk," and we must pass them by, and make mention only of that of Mr. O'Gorman, once of Barriefield, but now located in King St., in the old tannery premises of the late John Plant Bower. Mr. O'Gorman employs about a dozen hands winter and summer, and usually has on hand for sale forty or fifty pleasure boats, from an eight oared barge to the tiniest skiff - race boats and ship boats included. His build is very celebrated, as he generally takes the 1st Prize at the Provincial Shows. His waterside premises are large and convenient, and he always has a couple of dozen boats and boat houses ready to hire out....
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes