The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1844

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p.2 Welland Canal - aqueduct gave way but was quickly repaired. [Niagara Chronicle]

Sudden Death - A sailor named Calvin Jones was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning, on board the Schooner Princess Victoria, lying at the Wharf. He had been keeping watch but a couple of hours before. He was esteemed as a steady, sober man. He was a native of the United States. [Hamilton Gazette]

The Canal - To a friend in Port Dalhousie we are indebted for the following account of the number of vessels which passed through the Canal during the month of May:

Upwards Downwards

Propellers 4 3

Schooners 180 170

Scows 52 52

Boat 1 0

Total Vessels 237 225

The greater part of the vessels up were light - tonnage 22,362; but those down were fully freighted. The above return cannot include vessels from the upper ports, with grain for the mills on the canal.

We were called upon, some time since, by a contemporary, to obtain more particulars as to the business on the canal, and have applied at the Canal Office for such information, which used to be furnished for the Journal with the greatest pleasure; but while the officers here are instructed to keep such and such details, they are to refer applicants for copies to the Office of the Board of Works, Kingston. [St. Catharine's Journal, June 14th]

Malcolm Cameron, Esq. - made complaints against Collector of Custom Kelly at Toronto; now disproved. [Coburg Star]

p.3 "The Frontenac, on her trip up on Monday night, accidently caught fire, which for a time threatened to destroy the boat; it was however got under control with the greatest exertion, without any serious damage." [Star of yesterday]

The editor of the Cobourg Star has been imposed upon. Nothing having the slightest tendency to endanger the Frontenac occurred during the passage. The rumor must have originated in a desire to injure the character of the boat, the owners of which have experienced many petty annoyances since running her on the Lake, that are highly discreditable to the parties who instigate them.

- man from Brewer's Mills drowns by falling from wood scow at Custom House wharf.

We are desired to notice that the Frontenac, in consequence of discontinuing to call at Wellington, will arrive at Toronto at 2 o'clock on the day following her departure from Kingston, and reaches Kingston on the downward trip at 6 o'clock A.M.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1844