The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1840

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p.1 Address to Gov.-Gen . - by inhabitants of River Trent requesting that improvements continue to be made to River Trent and Murray Canals; it gives a history of the finances of the Trent improvements; work had stopped because of "unfortunate recent disturbances."

[Chronicle & Gazette]

p.3 The weather has been very stormy during the past week. The steamer Commodore Barrie left Toronto last Wednesday evening, and after proceeding about 70 miles down the Lake, had to put back again to Toronto. On Friday the Cobourg left the same port on her downward trip, and encountered a very severe gale, by which she lost about 200 barrels of flour. She was brought safe to port, chiefly by the good management of Capt. Herchmer, who then had charge of her. We are informed that the engineer at one time despaired for the vessel, and advised Captain Herchmer to run her ashore, but he replied that in that case many or perhaps most of the passengers would be lost, and their only safety consisted in pushing on before the wind. The steamer Oneida came in about 4 o'clock on Saturday morning, but was unable to land her passengers, and had to run 6 or eight miles down the river for shelter.

Steam Boat Notice.


Will, during the remainder of the season, ply as follows:

Leave Kingston every Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, calling at Oswego, Cobourg, Port Hope, Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara.

Leave Toronto every Monday morning at 9 o'clock, calling at Port Hope, Cobourg, Oswego, and arrive at Kingston on Tuesday noon.

Wm. Meneilley, Agent.

Lake & River Steam Boat Office,

Kingston, 29th Sept., 1840.

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Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1840