The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canadian Watchman (Kingston, ON), April 15, 1831

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(from original at Queen's University - Special Collections)

p.286 The steamboats on the St. Lawrence river, above Montreal, have commenced their regular trips; the St. Lawrence between Lachine and the Cascades, the Neptune between Coteau du Lac and Cornwall.

The Toronto and Dalhousie have commenced their trips.

Disaster - The schooner Prescott, of Toronto, foundered on the bar near York, on the night of Friday, 8th inst. There were twelve persons on board. A gentleman from York informs us that one of the sailors was washed overboard and drowned, and two passengers were drowned in the cabin. The remaining nine persons saved their lives by means of the rigging, from which they were taken on Saturday morning by the boats of the steamboat Canada. Some of them were badly frozen. There were 4,500 bushels of wheat on board, and a quantity of flour, part of which was expected to be entirely lost, and part saved with damage.

Three other vessels ran ashore at York during the gale.

p.287 two ads for steamer John By; one calls for tenders to build; the other calling for payment of 10% instalment.

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Rick Neilson
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Canadian Watchman (Kingston, ON), April 15, 1831