The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1849

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p.1 A Man Overboard - a man named Henderson, suffering from delirium tremens suicides off steamer Oregon, off Saginaw Bay; supposed to have belonged to Kingston.

[Buffalo Commercial Advertiser]

p.2 A melancholy accident occurred on board the schooner Edith, on her trip down from Whitby, on Saturday night last. A man of the name of William Thompson, a native of Plymouth, England, was knocked overboard by the main boom; but the night was so very stormy and dark, no assistance could be rendered him. He had lately come up to Kingston from Quebec.

We learn from a passenger, that a slight collision took place in the bay, on Wednesday evening, between the steamers Chief Justice and Dawn. It appears that the two boats were entering the bay together; the former from Niagara, and the latter from Kingston, about five o'clock on the evening in question, when the Dawn in endeavoring to take the lead, ran against the Chief Justice, without, however, doing her any injury. At the Yonge street wharf the boats again came into collision, when the Dawn received some slight injury to one of her paddle boxes. From what we have heard it would appear that the captains of the two boats were equally to blame for what might have been a very serious accident. [Globe]

Steamer Canada - We mentioned some time since that the Steamer Canada had been seized and was about to be sold for breach of the Revenue Laws. She was accordingly sold on Monday last, on which day she became American property having been purchased by F.B. Ward, Esq., a gentleman extensively connected with the Rail Road line of boats on which line, as we have already stated, the Canada has been placed, under the command of the popular Captain Willoughby. [Amherstburgh Courier]

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1849