The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1848

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p.2 The Ottawa - A new steamer, to replace the Speed, destroyed by fire, has been built for Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, and was launched on Saturday last. The Bytown Gazette says that "her accommodations will be fully equal to those of the ill-fated Speed, while she will draw less water, and be otherwise much better adapted to the route."

Steamer Scotland - We find the following in reference to this freight steamer in the Colonist of yesterday:

"The Scotland, propeller, is considered a total wreck. She has 6300 bushels of wheat, 42 barrels ashes, 16 bush. Timothy seed, and 256 kegs butter now in her. The wheat is spoiled, also the ashes and seed; the butter may be good. From the bad state of the harbor, the Scotland was obliged to put outside the bar to complete loading, and wanted, when the gale came on, 2000 bushels to complete her cargo. With her present loading she drew seven feet water. Her loss is solely attributed to the insufficient state of the harbour of Port Stanley, which, it is confidently stated by parties well acquainted with the locality, could be remedied by dredging at a cost of little more than £1000."

The Navigation - The mail contracts terminate today, and we believe that some of the steamers will be immediately laid up. The river boats do not go below the Coteau. The American lake boats run up only as far as Rochester.

p.3 Lighthouse Burnt - The Lighthouse at Port Dover, C.W., was entirely consumed by fire on Sunday evening last, the 5th instant. The Lighthouse keeper, as the best substitute in his power, has hoisted two globe lamps on a pole, which will be all the light that will be seen during the present season.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1848