The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1845

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p.2 Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie - A collision recently took place on Lake Erie between the steamers London and Kent, which resulted in the sinking of the latter, and the loss of several lives. All the officers and hands of the Kent, and 79 of the passengers were saved. Eight persons are known to have lost their lives, but it is feared that others must be added to the number.

Excursion - account of trip aboard steamer Prince Albert to Jone's Falls.



Port of Kingston - Arrived

Aug. 14 - Sch. England, Sydenham River, 9719 stand. staves; Sovereign, Hamilton, 5000 do. do., 12000 W.I. do., 216 bbls flour, 76 potash; Jane & Eliza, Peach Island, 8400 W.O. staves.

Aug. 16 - Atlantic, Sydenham, 10100 std. staves; Oregon, Cleveland, 1398 bbls flour.

Aug. 18 - Hannah Counter, 176 bbls flour, 1746 pipe 1424 W.I. staves; Ann Jane Brown, Port Hope, 409 bbls flour, 41 tons bran, 10 bls whisky, 2 ashes; Resolution, Port Sarnia, 5741 staves; Nile, Newcastle, 260 bush wheat, 16 bls ashes, 240 flour; Minerva Cook, Stoney Creek, 33 pcs. oak.

Tenders will be received at this office on Monday, the 25th inst., from persons willing to enter into an agreement for building a BATTEAU, for the service of the Government, of seasoned materials, and to be subject to the approval of the Senior Commissariat Officer.

The Batteau to be built of Pine Timber, and to be well caulked and pitched, 32 feet overall, breadth of beam 8 feet, depth 3'l2 feet; crooks either of cedar or tamarack, and to be placed at distances of not more than 12 inches apart; floor timbers of Oak or Elm, bottom 2 inch Pine Plank, Shear Strake of 2 inch Oak, fitted for four oars, to be provided with 5 Ash Oars of proper length, and row locks complete; 6 thwarts, 2 Ring bolts, one forward, the other aft, an iron chain 12 feet long, with a padlock; to be furnished with 4 new puncheons to hold 120 gallons each, and to be painted from the light water mark up.

The rate in currency to be stated for the Batteau, complete, and payment will be made at this office in Dollars, at 5s 1d Currency each.

Parties desirous of tendering, will specify the earliest period at which they will undertake to deliver the Batteau, completed in every respect.

Commissariat, Kingston. 18th August, 1845.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1845