The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1865

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Launch - On Thursday afternoon, another of Messrs. E. Berry & Co's ships was launched from their Yard, at Portsmouth. The day was very unfavorable, a drizzly rain having set in in the morning, continuing nearly all day, and but few spectators were present. At four o'clock the ship slided off the ways, meeting her native element with all the grace possible. The ceremony of smashing the bottle was performed by Miss Allen, who bestowed on the ship the name of Knighton. The Knighton was then anchored in the stream. Being of the same dimensions as the Narborough, launched in the beginning of April, she is 184 feet in length over all, breadth of beam 35 feet 10 inches, and depth of hold 22 feet 6 inches, with a registered tonnage of 1,100 tons. She will be rigged as a ship before leaving for Montreal on her way to Liverpool, wire rigging being used as far as practicable. The Knighton, like the Narborough, is a very staunch vessel, and reflects great credit on her builders. At Messrs. Berry & Co's yard, besides the three vessels mentioned before, as building in it, the keels of two more of the same class have been laid, in the places vacated by the two vessels launched this spring. The three vessels now advanced in building will be launched before the fall.

Marine Items -The weather was mild yesterday, but exceedingly disagreeable, owing to the rain. The tug Advance arrived from Brockville in the morning with the elevator Hope, of Chaffey Bros., and a large barge, which were wintered there. The propeller Magnet called in the afternoon, bound to Toronto from Ogdensburg. She carried a load of flour to the latter place. The barque Gem cleared during the day for Oswego with 100 cords of shingle bolts, and was to leave last night. The propellers Colonist and St. Lawrence were to leave last night, the former for Milwaukie. The following vessels from Kingston passed through the Welland Canal on Wednesday, all light:-schooner Marion L. Breck, for Wallaceburg; barque J.S. Austin, for Port Ryerse; barques Lafayette Cook and London, for Wallaceburg; Steamer Grecian leaves this evening at six o'clock for Toronto and Hamilton, and steamer Watertown leaves this morning at 11 o'clock for Picton and Belleville.

-The Rideau Canal - str. Bytown to leave Ottawa for Kingston on Thursday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1865