The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1845

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p.2 Accidental Death - The Oswego Whig mentions that Captain John Jacob Bastian, of the schooner Willet, of Oswego, was accidentally killed on Sunday the 7th inst., near Presqu'Isle, while getting timber aboard his vessel.

p.3 The American Steamer Madison, with, it is said, 1,000 passengers on board, went ashore on Saturday night last, a little below Dunkirk. The sea was running too high to permit any other vessel from going to her assistance, at that time. We are not informed whether any lives were lost, or the extent of the damage. [St. Thomas Standard]

Township of Wolfe Island - The improvements of this Township within the last few years have been striking and of a highly important character. The whole business of Lumber forwarding from the Western Lakes and West of the Bay of Quinte is now done in this Township - partly by Messrs. Smith & Merrick at the lower end of the Island, and partly by Messrs. Calvin, Cook & Co. at Garden Island - a business formerly conducted at French Creek, in the State of New York, but which, as a branch of the British Carrying Trade, should have been done wholly within ourselves. While carried on at French Creek, this lumber carrying is said to have cost this Province above 30,000 pounds annually, and that paid to foreigners - but now though conducted by subjects of the United States, yet it is done within the Province and by British Shipping.....


Port of Kingston - Arrived.

Sept. 11 - Sch. Amity - Port Hope, 360 bbls flour.

Sept. 12 - Sch. Lord Nelson, Toronto, 50 bbls flour, 2,600 bus wheat; Hornet, Oswego, 540 bbls flour, Osceola, Oswego, 1,000 do do; Star, Oswego, 200 do, do.

Sept. 15 - Sch. Alphonso Martin, Chatham, 7,250 staves; Scotia, Stoney Creek, 14,849 do; Illinois, Rochester, 419 bbls flour; Princess Victoria, Hamilton, 1,046 bbls ashes, 95 do whisky, 14 kegs saleratus; Merchant Miller, St. Catherines, 1,500 bbls flour; Peacock, Darlington, 391 do do, 70 do pork; Wm. Penn, Port Dalhousie, 89 pcs oak; Hannah Counter, 122 do do; Minerva Cook, 96 do do; Sarnia, St. Catherines, 1,380 bbls flour, 12 do high wines; Carrier Dove, do 400 bbls flour.

Sept. 16 - Sch. Anne Jane Brown, Port Hope, 469 bbls flour, 6,000 staves; Sophia, Chatham, 7,200 staves.

Sept. 17 - Sch. Canada, Oakville, 97 pcs oak.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1845