The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1845

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p.2 Bills assented to: An Act for better enforcing the provisions of the Act of the Legislature of Upper Canada, for the Regulation of Ferries, and for protecting the rights of the Lessees of Ferries.

An Act to amend the Act for purchasing the Stock in the Welland Canal held by private Shareholders.

p.3 The western members came up in parties last week on their way homewards, but some of them were detained a day or two in Kingston, by an unfortunate accident to the steamer Canada, which on her upward trip last Tuesday night ran upon a rock in Alexandria Bay, where she still remains. The Albion went from Brockville to take off the Canada's passengers, and brought them to Kingston on Wednesday evening. The Steamer Sovereign went down on Thursday morning to draw the Canada off, and was assisted by the American Steamer Oneida, but after breaking the chain cables of both vessels, they had to desist from the attempt. Capt. Sutherland took the Sovereign down again on Sunday, but again failed in getting the Canada off. She is hard on the rock, nearly half her length, with her bows out of water. Shipwrights from Brockville were employed to raise the bows and place ways under her side to assist the operation, but all failed.

The Sovereign went up to Toronto on Friday morning, and again yesterday morning, and will now make her regular trips.

The Steamer Prince Edward has begun to run on the Bay of Quinte. The American Steamer Oneida has also begun her usual trips.

The hull of the Steamer Great Britain, so long known as the finest steamboat on Lake Ontario, has been fitted up as a 3-masted vessel for the timber trade, and is now lying at Garratt's wharf receiving her rigging, etc.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1845