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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1845

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p.2 ship carpenter Joseph Thompson found drowned at foot of Gore St., probably fell from Messrs. Sanderson & Murray's wharf. [Chronicle of Saturday]

The Brockville Statesman, after a description of the Excursion to Kingston, thus notices the reprehensible conduct of the Commander of the American steamer Lady of the Lake, who pushed his boat along side the Highlander on her return trip.

"All passed "merry as a marriage bell," till our arrival at the foot of the Islands, when an American Steamer, miscalled the Lady of the Lake, having all steam up, suddenly bore in upon us, determined upon a race, and, if possible to run the Highlander down!

We forbear to make any remarks upon the unprecedented conduct of the fellow who had, (we trust but temporarily,) the command of the American Boat. The fears and anxieties of the Ladies, and the peril to all on board was allayed by the cool and deliberate conduct of Capt. Stearns, who could not be diverted from his course, or tempted to suffer the least addition to his steam.

For eight miles, the American Boat kept close by the side of the Highlander, with the fire embers from her flues falling thick upon her decks, and, in many instances, burning and destroying the dresses of the Ladies, and endangering the lives of the whole party!

Notwithstanding a freight of 600 souls and with four inches less of steam on than usual, the Highlander beat her antagonist, and cut her out from the wharf at Brockville. Had she driven her upon the Island, it would have been but a just punishment for her interference!"

The Railroad - passengers can now leave Toronto at 6 o'clock on Monday morning, reach Lake Huron the same evening, and embark in the Steamer Goderich, (late Gore) from Sturgeon Bay to Detroit. [Toronto Patriot]

- the 1st steamer of the People's Line, the Rowland Hill, left Quebec for Montreal - an opposition line. [Quebec Mercury, June 26th]



Port of Kingston - Arrived.

June 26 - Sch. Brothers, Whitby, 509 bls flour, 21 ashes; Jesse Woods, Toronto, 950 flour; str. Prince Edward, Bay Quinte, 164 flour, 37 ashes, 23 kegs butter; sch. Andrew Gage, Wellington Square, 500 bbls flour, 21 kegs butter; Henrietta, Port Hope, 3370 bus wheat, 104 bbls flour, 9 pork; Nile, Cobourg, 500 flour, 10 doz. brooms.

June 27 - Sch. Prince of Wales, Windsor, 584 bbls flour, 1522 bus wheat, 4070 staves; Amity, Port Hope, 762 bls flour; Propeller Beagle, Humber, 1000 flour, 17,080 lbs bran; sch. Queen Victoria, Port Dalhousie, 92 pcs. oak; Rose, Port Dover, 952 bbls flour, 3000 staves; Sir Charles Bagot, St. Catherines, 1653 bbls flour; Minerva Cook, Port Dalhousie, 93 pcs. oak; sloop E. Musson, Oswego, 150 bls plaster and water lime; str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 76 flour, 67 kegs wheat, 12 kegs butter; sch. Sir Robert Peel, Whitby, 6000 staves; Caledonia, Thorold, 1108 bbls flour; Lord Seaton, Port Dalhousie, 74 pcs oak; Perry, Whitby, 807 bbls flour; Sovereign, Hamilton, 450 bbls flour, 54 ashes.

June 28 - Sch. Princess Royal, Catfish Creek, 3400 W.I. staves, 1347 pipe do.; John Malcolm, Raleigh, 10315 staves; Hannah Counter, lake shore, 97 pcs oak; C.J. Robinson, Hamilton, 1422 bbls flour, 37 kegs butter, 10 bbls pork; Rachel, Bear Creek, 7950 staves; Scota (sic - Sciota, Scioto, Scotia ?), 30870 staves.

June 30 - Sch. Thames, Hamilton, 1210 bbls flour; Jane Louisa, Monroe, 16033 staves, W.I., 4485 standard do.; Kent, Port Dover, 730 bbls flour, 59 whisky; str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 17 bbls potash, 10 flour; Sch. Sarah Taylor, River Sydenham, 4000 staves; Princess Victoria, Hamilton, 1348 bbls flour; Mayflower, Wellington, 560 flour.

July 2 - Str. Prince of Wales, Bay Quinte, 24 bbls flour, 1 eggs, 3 ashes, 20 sheep; bark Eleonora, Port Dalhousie, 366 pcs. oak.

July 3 - Sch. Mohawk, Cayuga, 10410 staves.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1845