The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1828

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p.182 Storm at Kingston - The schooner Jane, of Burlington, the only vessel riding at anchor in our harbour, was driven on shore near Mississagua Point, but we believe she has suffered no other injury than the loss of her rudder and false keel. The Queenston arrived from Prescott in the morning, and the Niagara from the upper part of the lake in the afternoon, the latter having been out during the whole of the storm, which, Capt. Mosier says, was the most severe one he ever witnessed. [U.C. Herald]

Melancholy Accident - One of Mr. Ive's ferry boats left this for Long Island about 4 o'clock P.M. on Monday last, on board of which were his son George, Mr. Williams a tailor, and Francis May, boatman. When within a quarter of a mile of Garden Island, the boat capsized, soon after which Williams disappeared. May continued on the drifting boat about an hour and a half longer, when being overcome by fatigue, and benumbed with cold, he sunk in sight of his suffering companion, and was drowned. George Ives still continued on the boat, which drifted into Brown's Bay, five or 6 miles down, on the Island shore, about 12 o'clock at night, when he succeeded in reaching the land, in a very exhausted state: remained in the woods till next morning, and finally succeeded in reaching a house, and arrived at his father's on Wednesday morning.- The bodies of Williams & May have not yet been found.

Steam Boat Sir James Kempt - This elegant Boat made the first trial of her Engine yesterday afternoon, and we believe to the no small gratification of her Captain and owners, and a number of gentlemen who were on board. Her speed, we think, may be reckoned superior to any boat on the Lake, and her accommodations for travellers are surpassed by none. - From the well known character of Capt. Gilderslieve, in attending to the accommodation and comfort of his passengers, and a desire to please, we have no doubt this excellent and beautiful Boat will receive that public patronage which Capt. G's indefatigable exertions so highly merit. We are informed she will make her first trip to the head of the bay of Quintie, on Monday next.

Sir Peregrine Maitland proceeded to York with Commodore Barrie in Bull Frog; His Excellency was almost killed above Kingston Mills when his birch canoe struck a log. [U.C. Herald]

The Bull Frog returned last evening.

Generosity - man on steamer Niagara has all his belongings swept overboard; passengers give him money and Capt. Mosier gave him and wife free passage.

Died - C.C. Todd, Surgeon, R.N., 32 years old, formerly served on the Lakes in Canada.

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Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1828