Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1839
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p.2 The Oswego Herald contains an account of the collision between the United States and the Great Britain, mentioned in our last, by which it appears that the accident was not intentional on the part of the former. The two boats have been accustomed to pass each other at a considerable distance, the Britain on the outside, and she kept the same ( ) in this case; but, as they were so near, the States thought to pass on the right, according to the general law or usage in navigation, and thus the collision occurred. It is satisfactory to know that it was not intentional. The Britain resumed her trips last Saturday.
p.3 The Stmr. Commodore Barrie was run into about 1 o'clock this morning by the Wm. IV, about 3 or 4 miles above the Ducks. The Barrie was on her trip to Toronto, and saw the Wm's lights about a mile ahead. The former then changed her course 3 points in order to pass to the right according to the rule, and would have passed clear a considerable distance; but when the Wm. got nearly abreast of the Barrie she changed her course and ran directly into the Barrie amidships, breaking in the whole of her guard and upper works, and disabling the larboard engine. The Wm's head was turned directly to the land, directly athwart the Barrie. The latter came back to Port this morning by one engine. As the affair will probably be judiciously investigated, we make no further remarks.
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- Rick Neilson
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