The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1833

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p.2 The severe gale of Thursday last, did a good deal of damage in His Majesty's Dock Yard; and the American schooner Byron was driven on shore at Point Frederick. For the preservation of the Byron the owner is principally indebted to the timely aid afforded by Commodore Barrie. It was past midnight when the vessel struck the shore, and "at that late hour, says the Captain, Commodore Barrie being apprised of the circumstance, threw open the doors of his hospitable mansion to the shipwrecked passengers, (36 in number) and gave directions that they should be supplied with food and warm clothing." Early the next morning the Commodore "came forward with all the Dock Yard men, and stood by, while under his direction the schooner's leak was stopped, and she launched once more in her native element." Captain Morse, very properly, publicly expresses his "gratitude for the assistance rendered him" by the Commodore. Last night the wind blew from the South West with great violence.

The St. George, on her last trip down the Lake, was so unfortunate as to break her shaft. The accident, we learn, will not detain this fine Steamer at Prescott for a longer period than three or four days.

The Britannia, after being thoroughly repaired, was safely launched this morning, and will resume her usual trips this week. She will proceed to Prescott on Friday next at 8 o'clock A.M.

Forwarding Company - At an adjourned meeting of the merchants and others of the Town of Kingston, for the purpose of establishing a Forwarding Company, held at the Court House, on Wednesday evening the 16th inst., John S. Cartwright, Esq. was called to the Chair, and Mr. Francis M. Hill appointed Secretary.

The proceedings of former meetings having been read by the Secretary - It was

1. Moved by Dr. Baker, seconded by Mr. T. Wilson -

That the Company be now formed; and that as soon as the intended Committee shall ascertain that stock to the amount of £6 000 be subscribed, they be authorized to take such steps as the interests of the company may require.

11. Moved by Mr. Macfarlane, seconded by Mr. Mowat -

That the following gentlemen shall form a committee to procure subscriptions; to amend, if expedient, the articles of Association drawn up by a former committee; that they have the power of adding to their number, and of taking such other steps as may appear to them necessary to forward the general interests of the Company -

Messrs. John S. Cartwright, F.A. Harper, Henry Cassady Jun., Wm.Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Jos'h Bruce, David John Smith, Abraham Truax.

III. Moved by Dr. Barker, seconded by Mr. T. Wilson -

That the name of the Company be the Canada Forwarding Company.

IV. Moved by Mr. Harper, seconded by Mr. Wm. Wilson -

That the Committee be authorized to call meetings of the Stockholders, at such times as they may think proper.

John S. Cartwright Chairman Francis M. Hill Secretary ....

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1833