The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1848

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p.2 The Excursion - We wish to remind the public that tomorrow is the day fixed for the excursion for the benefit of the Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School. The steamer Comet which was engaged for the purpose, is not expected to reach Kingston in time; and therefore the committee, to prevent disappointment, have secured the services of Capt. Corby and the steamer Queen Victoria, and not the City of Kingston, as announced in the Whig.

Curious Circumstance - When the schooner Mary Ann of Goderich, Capt. Crabb, was about fifteen miles from the St. Clair Rapids, and eight miles from land, on the 18th inst., bound for this port, there alighted on the vane at the mast head, a swarm of Bees, which after some trouble was got into a basket and safely landed on deck. But when arrived there, their beeships did not appear satisfied, and took themselves to the mast head again. After dark they were again brought down and got into a half barrel, and on arriving in port were brought ashore, and are now working away like Britons. [Huron Signal]

steamer Beagle, Walker, master, takes brandy from Montreal to Customs House at Toronto - a new customs policy. [Colonist]

p.3 ad for excursion on steamer Queen Victoria on 17th August - same ad as used for Comet, but now different boat to be used.

Government Notice - looking for tenders to build 6-oared boat, 30 ft. x 6 ft. x 2 ft. 4 inches.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1848