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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1848

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p.2 First Arrival - The Steamer Princess Royal arrived here from Toronto on Thursday, shortly before 6 p.m. The Princess encountered a field of ice at Four Mile Point, through which she cut her way; she had a little more of this kind of work to do on nearing the wharf, from which the ice extended for about a quarter of a mile. The Princess Royal left port for Toronto yesterday at 5 o'clock. We understand she will leave Toronto again on Monday next, and the City of Toronto will follow on Thursday.

Inquests - The bodies of Keenan and McKay, who were killed last Autumn, by the bursting of the steamer Wave, on the canal, about 9 miles below Kingston Mills, were found and brought to Town on Tuesday. A Coroner's jury was empanelled and adjourned to the 15th of next month.

Yesterday another inquest was held on the body of a man, name unknown, who was found at the wharf of Macpherson & Crane, and was probably drowned last fall. From the appearance of his dress he may have been a hand on board some vessel. [Argus]

p.3 Steamer from Below - The small steamer Lady of the Lake attempted on Thursday to reach this port from Brockville, but was obliged to take the American Channel and land her passengers - among whom were a number of M.P.s - at Hinckleys. The Lady came round to Garden Island, opposite the city, on the day following.

Regulations to be Observed by Steamers, Propellers & Sail Vessels Navigating the Western & North Western Lakes, as adopted by Masters & Owners at Buffalo, February, 1848.

Vessels on the Starboard Tack shall show a Red Light; vessels on the Larboard Tack a Green Light, and vessels going off large, before the wind, or at anchor, a natural White Light.

Vessels running before the wind, or with the wind free, and making a Steamer's Light dead-ahead should pass on the Starboard side, but if to avoid jibing their mainsail, or for any other good reason, they should wish to pass on the Larboard side, not to fail showing a Green Light, indicating that they are on the Larboard Tack, when the Steamer will pass under the vessel's stern. In case of two sail vessels approaching one another on opposite Tacks, the old rule shall be invariably followed, viz.: the Vessel on the Starboard Tack shall keep the wind, and the one on the Larboard Tack keep away, always bearing in mind when tacking ship at night, to be sure and shift the light.

A vessel in distress shall show both the Red and Green Lights.

Steamboats and Propellers shall carry on the stem, or as far forward as possible, a Triangular Light, at an angle of about 60 degrees, with the point forward, and the Starboard Side shaded Green, and the Larboard side Red, with Reflectors, etc. Complete, and of a size to insure a good and sufficient light.


The Steamer


Will leave this port on Tuesday next, the 3rd of April, at 9 a.m. for Dickenson's Landing, touching at intermediate places - ice permitting.

Kingston, 31st March, 1848.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1848