1849 KINGSTON HERALD
(missing issues from start of year to Aug. 7th )
(from originals at Queen's University, Special Collections)
On Thursday forenoon last three young men residents of this City embarked in a sail boat called the Rough & Ready to witness a sailing match on the bay. It appears from the evidence adduced at the Coroner's Inquest held on the remains of Mr. Walter Macnee one of the gentlemen drowned, whose body was recovered the following day, that the Rough & Ready, in endeavoring to avoid a collision with the steam Ferry Boat Sylph that was on her passage across from Wolfe Island to Kingston, and was at the time about to cross the bows of the sail boat, struck near the stern of the Sylph - and immediately filled and sunk, leaving the three unfortunate individuals struggling in the water.
Messrs. Macnee and Alex'r McLeod, soon sunk to rise no more, the other was saved by supporting himself on some loose boards, which fortunately he had been enabled to lay hold of, until picked up by Mr. John Rowlands who in his boat immediately came to the assistance of the sufferers, and would have saved the others had they been able to keep themselves afloat for five minutes longer. Messrs. Macnee and McLeod were gentlemen very generally respected, and their untimely deaths deeply regretted.
The body of Mr. Macnee was found on Sunday near the wrecked boat, which has been raised and brought into port.
The Pilot announces the arrival in the port of Montreal, of the American schooner J.W. Brown, in seven and a half days from Toledo. The J.W. Brown is loaded with corn to Messrs. Holmes, Young and Knapp.
p.3 Died - In Toronto on Sunday 20th ult., Mrs. Gordon, wife of Capt. Wm. Gordon, of the City of Toronto Steamer.
On Tuesday 31st ult., at his house Richmond Street, Toronto, after a few days illness, Capt. Wm. Gordon, of the Steamer City of Toronto.
The Undersigned having established a Line of Steam Tug Boats, to ply between Lachine and Prescott, and vice versa, for the purpose of towing Vessels and Barges, navigating the St. Lawrence River and Canals, three Steam Boats will leave Lachine upwards, three times a week, viz.: Leaving Lachine,
every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, at 6 o'clock A.M.
Leave Dickenson's Landing every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, at 6 o'clock A.M.
Will leave Prescott for Lachine, every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
The above Line will be continued between Prescott and Kingston.
Government Tariff for Towing.
For Vessels of 100 Tons and under 1s. per mile Downwards, and 2s. per mile Upwards.
For Vessels of 200 Tons and under, 1s. 4d. per mile Downwards, and 2s. 8d. per mile Upwards.
For Vessels of 200 to 300 Tons and over to the capacity of the largest Vessel that can pass through the Welland Canal, 2s. per mile Downwards, and 4s. per mile upwards.
In addition to the above the undersigned subjoin the following modified Tariff for the Towage of
Light Barges 100 Tons & under 1s. 3d. per m.
" " 200 " " 1s. 6d. "
Light Barges 50 to 100 Tons, 9d. per mile
" " 100 to 200 Tons, 1s. "
Where Barges arre Towed only from Dickenson's Landing to Prescott, not having been towed below or above, 50 to 100 Tons 2s. 6d. per mile; 100 to 200 Tons, 4s. per mile.
CALVIN, COOK & Co.
Kingston, May 14th, 1849.
TUG LINE EXTENDED.
The Undersigned, ownes of the Steam Tug Line between Lachine and Prescott, have arranged with the owner of the steamer
to ply between
Three Times A Week,
Leaves Kingston, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings at 6 o'clock, in order to meet the steamer
Tow at Brockville, (which leaves Dickenson's Landing on the same day & same hour) thus extending the line through from Kingston to Lachine complete.
CALVIN, COOK & Co.
Kingston, July 7th, 1849.
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