The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1845

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p.2 Messrs. Fowler & Hood, the worthy lessees, of the Kingston Marine Railway, have just laid down the keel of a large propeller for Capt. Patterson of this Town. This Propeller is to be launched next spring and is intended for the Lake & River Trade - the following are its dimensions: - 140 feet Keel, 24 do. Beam, 9 1/2 do. Depth of hold. The upper or main deck will be covered in from stem to stem, which will afford complete protection to the whole freight. We believe that the exposure of Canadian flour to the weather, on the open decks of schooners & barges, and on the wharves whilst undergoing transhipment is one great cause of the reduced figure at which that article is quoted in the British Market; the barrels are frequently saturated with water which on the long voyage across the Atlantic penetrates through to the Flour and sours it.

Capt. P.'s vessel will be rigged with one mast and propelled by a high-pressure engine of 140 horse power - the engine will be furnished from the Kingston Foundry. We have no doubt the Shipbuilders & Machinists will turn out a vessel, in all respects creditable to the Port of Kingston. [Chronicle]

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1845