The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1834

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p.2 Accidentally Drowned - William Lawson 2nd mate of the steamer United Kingdom, stepped accidentally off the east side of Mr. Hooker's wharf into the river, between nine and ten o'clock last evening, and before relief could be afforded, was drowned. An inquest was held on view of the body this day: verdict of the jury - accidentally drowned. [Grenville Gazette]

Port Hope & Rice Lake Canal - started. [Port Hope Warder]

An attempt was made yesterday afternoon to launch the New Steam Boat built by Capt. Gildersleeve, but owing to some cause it was unsuccessful.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1834