The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 18, 1847

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p.2 Our columns today contain a project for the establishment of a Steam-tug and Forwarding Company, whose operations shall be carried on between this city and Montreal. The plan proposed is deserving of deep attention, especially as it has for its object the preservation of the carrying trade between these places and the maintenance of the transhipping business at this port. The plan may be susceptible of improvement in its details, and of these we invite discussion; but there cannot be a doubt entertained in any quarter as to the advantage of the proposed scheme, should a removal of the existing establishments take place.

Melancholy Accident -We regret to state that Captain Duff, of the propeller Adventure lost his life very suddenly on Wednesday night. The Adventure was endeavoring to make the wharf at Youngstown, and Capt. Duff was upon deck, giving the necessary directions. It is presumed that he had gone to the side for the purpose of observation, when the vessel, under the influence of a heavy gale, struck heavily on the wharf, and the concussion threw him overboard. The body was recovered in a very few minutes, but life was extinct, and it was found that in addition to a severe wound on the forehead, the right arm was broken in two or three places.

[Niagara Chronicle]

p.3 ad for projected Steam-tug Co.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 18, 1847