The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1835

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p.2 On Saturday last, a splendid steamer was launched at Niagara, called the Traveller belonging to the enterprising owner of the Great Britain. She is, we believe, when finished, to run between Toronto and Niagara, touching at Hamilton. [Vanguard]

St. Lawrence Canal - The canal in the vicinity of this place is rapidly progressing towards its completion. The most prominent obstacles the contractors throughout the line have to contend with, are a scarcity of men and occasional interruptions from rainy weather. The Lock pits are all nearly sunk to the proper depth, so that the stone-work will be commenced soon. Mr. Wilkinson, who contracted for the gates, has blacksmiths employed during the summer, in forging the necessary bolts, hinges, screws, etc., for the undertaking, and intends, we believe, to have the gates ready to hang on as soon as those works that precede his job are finished. [Cornwall Observer]

- sermon next Sunday from deck of Sir James Kempt at John Kirby's Wharf, with sailors hymn to be sung.


Melancholy Shipwreck and Loss of Life.

On Thursday night last, the fine schooner Margaret, the property of Messrs. Perry & McArthur, of Hamilton, was struck by a sudden squall from the south-west, about 10 o'clock, between Long Point and the Ducks, by which she was instantly capsized. William Cullen, the mate, John McKenzie, a seaman, and Samuel Sampson, the cook, clung to the boat, by which they held on for a long time; but at length, finding they could not hold on much longer, they quitted her to regain the schooner, in which attempt, from their exhausted state, they unfortunately failed, and all 3 perished. The Captain and part-owner Mr. McArthur, and a seaman named John Griffiths, made fast to the wreck of the schooner until 5 o'clock on Friday morning, when they were fortunately discovered by Capt. Bray, of the schooner Comet, of Oakville, and rescued from their perilous situation, from whom they received that kindness and attention which their unfortunate situation required, and they were landed safely at Kingston. The Margaret was on her passage downwards, having on board about 40 barrels of Potash.


The Margaret was towed into this port last evening by the Steamer Queenston, and is now being pumped out.

Married - At Bytown, on the 11th instant, Captain Robins, of the steam boat Bytown, to Miss Snyder of Vaudreuil..

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1835