The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1844

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p.1 We regret to learn that a Schooner belonging to Messrs. McPherson & Crane, the Shamrock, Capt. Taylor, was on Saturday last, struck by a squall and capsized off Morgans Point, about five miles from Gravelly Bay. She was loaded with pork and flour for Kingston, and carried about 250 barrels on deck. One man who was standing to leeward letting go the topsail at the time when the squall struck the vessel, was unfortunately lost. She was righted yesterday, but the greater part of the cargo saved was damaged, and it is feared that a good deal of the pork went to the bottom. [Niagara Chronicle]

p.3 Disgraceful Outrage - The Steam Boat Swan, which had just been fitted out for service, was on Friday night last taken from the wharf of Mr. Sanderson of this town, by some persons, (as is pretty well ascertained,) from the other side of the St. Lawrence. She was towed over to Morristown so stealthily that, although the Captain and three men were on board, and a gentleman sitting up in the cabin waiting for the Pioneer, and who did not go to sleep, they were unaware of the removal until the gentleman went on deck in the morning and found the boat was lying at Morristown. The Ogdensburgh Club Row Boat was used for the purpose, the consent of the owners not having been asked. Steam was got up on the Swan in the morning and she was taken down to Ogdensburgh under cover of some legal process. The boat is still detained there in the absence of the proper officer to whom application for her release should be made. We doubt if any law can be found on either side of the St. Lawrence to countenance such proceedings. Most assuredly if the individuals concerned in the theft, (for it can bear no other name,) be caught and identified on the Canadian side, they will stand a fair chance of seeing the inside of our Provincial Penetentiary. Even in the United States they are not safe, ass the late Ashburton Treaty provides for delivering up felons on demand by either Government. [Brockville Recorder]

Drowned - On the evening of the 6th inst. on the passage down of the schooner Wm. Cayley, Robert Clemens, mate of the vessel, going out to furl the jib, fell from the lines and was drowned.

The Steamer Frontenac has been taken off her regular trips, for the purpose of making some necessary additions. The proprietors feel encouraged by the success with which they have already met to anticipate such a share of public patronage during the season as will compensate them for their industry and enterprise.


(Sundays Excepted)

Between Toronto and Kingston

Calling at the Intermediate Ports, viz.:

Windsor, Darlington, Bond Head, Port Hope and Cobourg, weather permitting.

The Royal Mail Steam Packets

Sovereign - Capt. Elmsley.

City of Toronto, Capt. T. Dick.

Princess Royal, Capt. Colcleugh.

Sail as Under,

From Toronto to Kingston:

Sovereign - Every Monday and Thursday, at Noon.

City of Toronto - Every Tuesday and Friday at Noon.

Princess Royal - Every Wednesday and Saturday at Noon.

From Kingston to Toronto:

Princess Royal - Every Monday and Thursday Evenings, at 8 o'clock.

Sovereign - Every Tuesday and Friday Evenings, at 8 o'clock.

City of Toronto - Every Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, at 8 o'clock.

Steamers arrive daily at Toronto from Hamilton and Niagara, in time for the above Boats to Kingston.

Passengers are particularly requested to look after their personal Luggage, as the Proprietors will not be accountable for any article whatever, unless entered and signed for, as received by them or their Agents.

Royal Mail Packet Office, Front St.

Toronto, 16th May, 1844

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1844