The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1839

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p.3 Last Tuesday and Wednesday we had severe gales of wind, and the steamboats were unable to leave the harbour. The Cobourg, which started on Monday night for Toronto, after proceeding on part of her voyage, was compelled to put into South Bay, and in the end run down for Kingston. The Hamilton, which had crossed from Rochester to Cobourg on Monday evening, was damaged at the wharf at Cobourg, and had to come down for shelter.

The Ontario arrived here last week, and was taken by the Great Britain to Niagara to receive her engines. Great as is her length, she is proportionally strong, being braced in a peculiar manner. Two vast arches of oak timber, strengthened with iron plates, span over 2/3 of the boat's length, in order to support the extremities. And above and beyond these arches are other strong braces, so that the bow and stern are bound together above as well as below.

STEAMER ALBION - On and after the 23th instant, this vessel will leave Kingston, on her upward trip, at 8 A.M., instead of 9 A.M. as heretofore.

Kingston, Sept. 12th, 1839.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1839