The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1833

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p.2 Fire - Last Saturday night about 10 o'clock, the inhabitants of our town were alarmed by the cry of fire. All immediately were in motion with the engines to subdue the devouring element, which was found to proceed from the steam boat Canada, lying at the wharf; and which for a time, threatened destruction to this convenient vessel. But happily, through timely and vigorous exertions she was saved. The damage, though considerable, was repaired in the course of the next day - Sunday - and she proceeded on her usual trips on Monday morning.

(not proper to repair it on Sunday.) [Christian Guardian]

One of the locks in the Welland Canal gave way last week and occasioned a suspension in the navigation.

p.3 On Tuesday afternoon, the new steam boat St. George left Kingston for the head of the Lake with the wind blowing strong from the westward, and proceeded some eighty miles on her passage, when owing to the heavy swell, or some other cause, her starboard shaft broke short off about 2 foot from the wheel, impeding her further progress. This accident happened at about three o'clock in the morning. Being schooner rigged, and the wind answering, she immediately turned about and arrived back in Kingston at noon, and forwarded her passengers and part of her freight by the Great Britain the same evening. She will remain here until the new shaft arrives from Montreal, which may be expected in about a week from hence.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1833