The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1845

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p.2 Short Passage - The Steamer Princess Royal, Capt. Colcleugh, left Kingston on Thursday evening last, at five minutes after Seven, and arrived at Toronto at three minutes after Ten yesterday morning; making stoppages at Cobourg and Port Hope of forty minutes; and landing seven tons of bar iron at the former place. Her running time, therefore, was fourteen hours and eighteen minutes, the shortest passage made this season.

p.3 The proprietors of the steamer Kent have published in the Chatham Gleaner a letter on the subject of the late unfortunate collision with the London, said to be substantiated by twelve affidavits, in which the blame is thrown on those in charge of the latter vessel. The cause of the catastrophe, however, is undergoing a legal investigation, and it is to be hoped that should any culpability be proved on the part of either vessel, the guilty parties may not escape a just punishment.

The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser mentions a report that Capt. Walker, of the Great Western, on Lake Erie, contemplates building a leviathan boat at one of the lake ports during the ensuing winter - one of 300 feet keel and 36 feet beam, with engines proportionably large and powerful.


Port of Kingston - Arrived.

Aug. 28 - Schr. Amelia, Howard, W.D., 11000 pipe staves; Ontario, Stoney Creek, 2,500 pipe and 18,000 W.I. do.

Aug. 29 - Sarnia, Port Dalhousie, 13,000 stand. staves; Surprise, St. Catherines and Toronto, 907 bls flour, 30 ashes.

Aug. 30 - Harriet, Oswego, 500 bls flour; Mariner, Chatham, 6000 pipe staves; W.H. Merritt, Clear Creek, 6950 do. do.; Billow, Cleveland, 528 bbls flour, 205 pork; Lexington, do., 946 flour, 30 pork, 3,738 feet black walnut; Britannia, Oswego, 60 bls water lime.

Sept. 1 - Liverpool, Hamilton, 230 pieces oak; Queen Victoria, Port Dalhousie, 114 do.; Nile, Cobourg, 400 bls flour, 9,600 lbs bran; Albion, Rond Eau, 5870 W.I. staves; Ida, Amherstburg, 12 bls potash, 5000 staves; Ann J. Brown, Port Hope, 625 bls flour; Amity, do, 750 do.

Sept. 2 - Canada, Port Dalhousie, timber; str. Prince of Wales, Trent, 83 kegs butter, 20 bls flour, 101 bags barley, 30 bags wheat; sch. Minerva Cook, Port Dalhousie, 83 pcs. oak.

Sept. 3 - Hannah Counter, Port Dalhousie, 89 pcs oak.

Picked Up on Lake Erie - On the 16th inst, supposed to have been lost from on board the steamer Kent, a large Case, containing a quantity of Linen, Clothes, Books, etc.; also a Sofa. The linen are marked J. Tuttle and Harriet Tuttle. The owner, by communicating with this office, and proving his claim, can obtain possession of the above property on payment of expenses.

August 28th.

Found, on Lake Erie, off the Rond Eau, and supposed to have been lost from the steamer Kent, at the time of the late collision with the London, a large Deal Box, containing chiefly Ladies' wearing apparel. The box is marked A.W. A bible found within it contains the name of John Watson. Any person proving property may obtain the said box on application to Peter McCorquodale, master schooner Amelia, Oakville, C.W.

Kingston, August 28th.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1845