The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1840

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p.2 Lake Superior - Lake Superior and the country on its borders will be rendered more accessible to the traveller this summer, than heretofore. Several companies at the upper end of Lake Erie have been formed for the purpose of trading and fishing along the borders of the "father of lakes." Capt. James Wilkeson of Maumee City, has fitted out a snug schooner, which is by this time transferred from the waters of Lake Huron to those of Superior, and he intends during the warm weather, to spend a few weeks in coasting that lake, provided there is sufficient encouragement. [Buffalo Sentinel]

Hon. John Hamilton to lend the steamer Great Britain for a benefit excursion of the Mechanics Institute with no charge but for fuel.

p.3 The shaft of one of the Ontario's engines broke on Friday, and the engine itself was much damaged.

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Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1840