The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1846

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p.2 The River Mail Steamers have commenced their trips to Lachine, within 9 miles of Montreal, and the fares have been reduced. The steamers descend all the rapids to Lachine, and return by the Beauharnois and Cornwall Canals.

p.3 Caution to Forwarders - On Wednesday morning a barge containing 2600 bushels of wheat sank in front of the wharf at Montreal, from being overloaded.

News Marine List.

Port of Kingston - Arrived

May 7th - Schr. Sarnia, Amherstburg, 6021 bush. wheat, 5 bbls. Pork; Prop. London, Humber, 900 bbls. Flour; Stmr. Prince of Wales, Belleville, 13 kegs lard, 250 bbls. Flour, 50 bbls. Potash, 30 bbls. Pork, 1 case Leather, 2 cases Sole leather, I steam boiler; Str. Canada, 6 bbls. Porter, 1 cask Sugar, 24 bags Meal, 20 doz. Pails, Half doz. Churns, 1 cow & calf, 10 bags potatoes; Stmr. George Clinton, Oswego & Sacketts Harbor, 115 boxes Tobacco, 20 kegs do., 5 cases do., 10 jars Snuff, 2 boxes Fruit, 150 bxs Herring, 1 bx. Salmon & sundries; Stmr. St. Lawrence, Lewiston, Merchandize; Stmr. Lady of the Lake, Clayton, Passengers.

May 8th - Schr. Sir Robert Peel, 700 bbls. Flour; stmr. Gildersleeve, passengers and sundries; Schr. Queen Victoria, Grimsby, 100 pcs. Oak; Schr. Colonel Powers, Oswego, 601 bbls. Flour, Glassware; Stmr. Rochester, Oswego, 50 bbls. Pork.

May 9th - Sloop Eliza Morgan, Oswego, 25 tons Coal; Schr. C.P. Thompson, Toledo, 1413 bbls. Flour; Schr. Star, Pultneyville, 300 bush. Potatoes, 50 bbls. Apples, 20 bbls. Cider; Stmr. George Clinton, Oswego, 10 bales Batting, 5 bxs. Piano Fortes, 1 bx. Instruments, 14 hhds. Sugar, 23 bxs. Clock weights, 25 boxes Clocks, 49 bbls. Brooms, 20 do. Brush brooms; Stmr. Canada, Lachine, 10 cases dry goods; Bark Eleonora, Port Dalhousie, Timber; Bark Grampus, Hamilton, Timber.

May 11th - stmr. Highlander, Lachine, 8 cases & bales Merchandize & passengers; Schr. Amelia, New Glasgow, 5948 bush. Wheat, 44 bbls. Pork; Schr. C.J. Robinson, Toronto, 1468 bbls. Flour; Schr. Thos. A. Corbett, Timber; Stmr. Niagara, Oswego, 1 hhd. Ware, 2 qr. casks, 5 cases, W. Ware, 5 bbls. sundries, 4 bbls. Pitch, 1 bbl. Oil, 3 bbls. Turpentine, 2 bxs. Tobacco, 307 chairs, 11 tables, 10 stools.

Launch of the Emerald - On Saturday last this magnificent new iron Steamboat was set underway for her destined element on the Chaudiere Lake, but owing to the ground proving too soft, the ways sank which threw her out of gear, and the launch was not completely effected until the Monday following. The boat is now safely moored by the Wharf at Aylmer, and a beautiful boat she is - built of the very best material and constructed after the model of the most fashionable American boats, with cabins on deck, etc. [Bytown Packet 2nd]

Launch of the Oregon - The steamer Oregon, fellow of the Emerald, was launched at the mouth of the Mississippi, near Hubbell's Mills, immediately above the Chatts, on the Ottawa, on Tuesday the 14th ult. Mrs. Dickson, mother of Mr. Sheriff Dickson, named the Boat - she also being the first settler in that region - and Mr. Dickson presided at the dejeuner in honor of the occasion provided on board the boat. Mr. Egan, one of the proprietors, was present at this launch, and everything went off well. The Oregon and Emerald will be ready in fortnight from this time, and will make daily trips. Mr. Attrill? for the present takes charge of the Emerald and Mr. John M. Ring, well known on the Ottawa, commands the Oregon. Both boats are chartered by Messrs. Doyle and Attrill, and we wish them success. [ibid]

Melancholy and Fatal Misfortune - Capt. Duncan MacPhail, of the schooner Merchant Miller, of St. Catherines, was accidentally drowned about one o'clock in the morning of Thursday last. Having got through loading loading with flour and pork, he had left the vessel for his papers and when returning along the wharf with two other gentlemen - one of whom had engaged a passage with him - he complained of sickness and sat down. The two were some time waiting for the boat coming ashore to take them off. When it arrived, the Captain, in attempting to get aboard, fell into the lake; and it being dark and stormy, some eight or ten minutes elapsed before his body was recovered, when life was found to be extinct. This happened at Port Stanley. His remains were brought home, and their interment took place Monday. Captain MacPhail was about thirty-three years of age, and has left a wife and three children to deplore his loss. [St. Catherine's Journal]

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1846