The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1839

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p.2 Infamous - Capt. Gilman Appleby, of steamboat Constitution, arrested at Buffalo for outrage on a fifteen year old girl, a steerage passenger on board his boat. [Com. Adv.]

Cobourg affair - patriots came on schr. Gurnsey.

Last Thursday night, between 11 and 12 o'clock, the steamer United States ran into the Great Britain, off the mouth of the Genessee River, ( ) which the Britain's guard on her starboard ( ) was broken through, her plank shear ripped ( ) and her promenade deck broken. The States lost several feet of her cutwater and bulwarks. The Captain and first mate of the States were in bed, and the second mate, who should have kept look out, was steering, and when he approached the Britain, he sheered the States so as to run into the Britain. The collision seems to have been intentional on his part, for if the States had not sheered the vessels would not have struck each other, as the Britain had a good look out. After the collision the States put into Rochester, and the Britain came on and put into Oswego. She came into this port on Saturday forenoon, and the Cobourg took her place until her damages are repaired.

p.3 Welland Canal Lock - injured and repaired.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1839