The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1844

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p.2 Mr. Gavin Russell, the Coroner before whom the Inquest was held in relation to the accident which occurred on board the Steamer Dart - the particulars which were given in our last - writes us further, as follows:- [Brockville Recorder]

"The man Hoople who got scalded on the Dart Steamer on the 16th inst., died, I am informed, at Kingston on Thursday the 23rd, at 9 o'clock, A.M. The parents of the lad Willis came to the place where he was interred the day after the calamity, and it is difficult to say which was the most affecting scene, the wretched boy before he died, or the anguish of the parents at the loss of their son. They reside about eight miles north of Perth in the Bathhurst District."

Assizes for Huron District - ...It was an action by a Mr. Evans of Detroit, against a Mr. McDonald and Mr. Hamilton, as partners of the Huron Fishing Company. The Plaintiff's case was conducted by Col. Prince, Q.C. who laid it down as law that partners in a Firm, who had actually retired from the Firm, were answerable for any debts contracted by such Firm, or by their accredited agent, after their retirement, unless they publish the fact of their retirement in the Gazette. The law of the case was ably argued by Counsel on both sides, and the Jury, under his Lordship's direction as to the point of law, found a verdict for the Plaintiff to the full amount of his demand, which was for fish barrels furnished to the Company." [London Enquirer 17th]

H.M. Steamer Traveller was sold by auction on Tuesday, at the Dockyard at Kingston. She was knocked down to Mr. James Russell for the comparatively small sum of £2300. It is understood that there are two gentlemen most favorably known in the navigation of the Lake and River, connected with Mr. R. in the purchase. The Traveller will be fitted up immediately and placed on the route between Kingston and Toronto. She was bought by government for about £9000. [Chronicle]

p.3 communication improved between Kingston and Montreal - passages have been made downwards in 19 hours.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1844