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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1834


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p.2 Improvement of the Trent - might go ahead with the plan of N.H. Baird, Civil Engineer. [Hallowell Free Press]

A small steamer has commenced running between this town and Fort Covington, entitled the Prescott of Ogdensburgh. She starts from Fort Covington every morning (Sundays excepted) at 5 o'clock A.M. touching at Hogansburgh on her way here, and returns to Fort Covington in the afternoon, via St. Regis and Hogansburgh. [Cornwall Observer]

A batteau, belonging to Messrs. Macpherson, Henderson & Co. laden with a valuable cargo of merchandise, was lost below Rapid Plat, in the gale of Sunday last. She sunk in deep water, and we regret to add, that the conductor and three of the crew, all Indians from Caughnawaga, were drowned. We understand that part of the cargo was insured by the St. Lawrence Marine Assurance Company. [Montreal Daily Advert.]

Coroner's Inquest - Yesterday morning an inquest was held upon the body of a seaman, named Robert Chambers, (a native of North Shields) who was found drowned near Drummond's Wharf. It appeared on evidence, that the deceased was cook on board the schooner Kingston, then lying at the wharf; he had left the vessel the preceding night, much intoxicated; about nine o'clock a splash was heard in the water, the crew jumped out of bed, but nothing could be observed; in the morning the deceased was found at the bottom of the water. Verdict - accidental death.

p.3 Notice of Application - to improve Trent; to improve the harbour of Goderich, on Lake Huron; to construct a canal to join the waters of the Thames with the Grand River; to open a canal between Lake Simcoe and Lake Huron; to make navigable the River Lynn, commonly called Paterson's Creek, from Port Dover to Simcoe; to improve Windsor Harbor, to build a tow-path along the St. Lawrence canal.


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Nov. 4, 1834
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KN.4763
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1834