The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1848

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p.2 A steamboat, built by Mr. Merritt, at the Current St. Mary, will be launched today at 2 o'clock. [Montreal Pilot]

On Thursday a fine new steamer of about 200 tons, intended for trade on the canal, was launched by M. Canton, from his ship yard, at the Red Store, Lower Road. This vessel is fitted with wheels, which, together with the entire engine, lie close to the stern. She was, contrary to the usual practice, launched with her broadside to the water. She was launched with her engines on board, all ready for her first trip, except paint work. [Montreal Pilot]

p.3 Large Arrivals of Wheat from Canada - On Saturday last, five schooners arrived at the landing below this city from Canada, having on board 13,000 bushels of wheat. This makes an aggregate of about 25,000 bushels that has arrived at this port since the opening of lake navigation.... [Rochester Daily Advertiser]

For Sale - A number of new and second hand Skiffs, cheap for cash; also new skiffs built to order by Dennis Gorman, Barriefield. April 3, 1848.

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1848