The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), March 27th, 1845


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p.2 Kingston, March 22nd - Our forwarders are actively preparing for the approaching season. Messrs Macpherson & Crane's ship-yard at Portsmouth Harbour, two miles from town, together with the shipyard adjoining, present a very interesting appearance being crowded with steam-boats, schooners, and barges, all in a state of preparation. The Marine Railway yard exhibits an equally busy scene. The Gildersleeve was hauled out in the fall and has been considerably lengthened, which it is expected will increase her speed besides affording additional storage for light freight. The William IV has also undergone a thorough repair at this establishment, and will be ready in a short time to take her place on the bay and river as a powerful towboat. Both of these vessels will shortly be launched. The St. Lawrence is a mass of solid ice about four miles below Kingston, and as it is old ice which has not yet been broken up, it is doubtful how long it will remain. We expect the Princess Royal here about Thursday next and the Canada it is believed, will go down the St. Lawrence about the 1st of April, if the ice will permit. [Chronicle]


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Date of Original:
March 27th, 1845
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KN.2120
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), March 27th, 1845