The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1846

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p.3 It is but a few weeks since we recorded that a schooner laden with flour had been wrecked near this place. Another, we are sorry to say, having on board 6,500 bushels of wheat was wrecked at the same place, three or four days ago. The schooner with the cargo was brought down to the mouth of the Canal and since the day before yesterday, the town has presented an unusual degree of activity - carts and waggons being in general requisition to convey to the respective graneries, the wheat - which was sold for the benefit of the Insurance Company and heavily speculated in, by numbers from the town and country. The article was a good deal soaked, but we understand the most part of it could (with a good deal of trouble of course) be saved. The average selling price was 1s. 3d. per bushel. The spot so fatal to craft is about 3 miles above this and is designated Crab Island. The Island does not now exist, but some of our octogenarians recollect the time that it did exist. The water now covers it, and the current foams over the rocky bottom with great strength. Rafts have frequently been detained here for days. [Cornwall Observer]

Travelling - After two months of ruinous opposition by the Lake steamers, the fare to Toronto having often been only 5s. for a cabin passage, the parties have come to an arrangement by which the cabin fare between Kingston and Toronto will be 20s., and between Kingston and Hamilton, or Niagara 22s. 6d., Captain Richardson to have the route between Toronto and Niagara to himself, and Mr. Bethune the route between Toronto and Hamilton. Thus, the opposition is confined to the route between Kingston and Toronto, and at fixed rates which will pay well. An opposition boat has been placed on the River route between Ogdensburgh and Lachine, taking the American travellers from their Lake steamers.

EXCURSION TO OSWEGO - For the benefit of the Sabbath School in connection with the Canadian Wesleyan Methodist Church, Kingston - the steam boat Admiral will leave Greer's wharf at 6 a.m. on July 4th on a pleasure excursion to Oswego. (more details)

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1846