The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1835

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p.1 In a late Vanguard there appears copies of a correspondence between A. Jones Esq. of Prescott, agent to the William IV and Mr. Hawke of the Emigrant Office. These letters completely make out a charge of embezzlement on the part of Capt. Paynter, late of that vessel, but now of the Cobourg, to the amount of more than $100. It behooves Capt. Paynter from the situation he fills, to give some public explanation of his conduct. [Vanguard]

The Vanguard denies that the William IV ran into the St. George. We know nothing of the affair personally, but from what we can learn upon the subject, we have every reason to believe that the accident arose from either wilfulness or carelessness on the part of the former vessel. It was but a few days before the accident befel the St. George, that the William IV ran into the Sir James, at least if the testimony of hundreds of witnesses can be credited, and yet this running into was equally denied by those on board the William IV. Now two to one are odds, and the inference may therefore be drawn, that the guilty vessel is the one we have denounced.

The editor of the Vanguard attempts to be facetious - let him take heed to catch not a Tartar. The Great Britain has neither mast, topmast, nor top-gallant mast, and none but a land-lubber would dignify a signal pole or flag staff with such a title.

Our "Sea Serpent" we perceive is going the rounds - thanks to the credibility or gullibility of our neighbours.

Another Child Saved - now it is Capt. Foulerton who rescued a child from the water. [Vanguard]



June 24th - The steamer Enterprize, Richards.

The steamer Rideau, Bowen, with barges Francis, Kingston and Bytown, and Emigrant in tow. Merchandize, and about 300 passengers. (list of consignees.)


June 25th - The steamer Enterprize, Richards.

The steamer Rideau, with barges Mary, Emigrant, & Kingston & Bytown in tow. (list of consignees for Mary).

The other two barges were towed to Oliver's Ferry for staves for Montreal.

The new steamer Nonsuch, is expected hourly. This steamboat is of an entirely novel construction, and is intended to ply on the Ottawa.


If the Proprietor of a Durham Boat would be willing to form a Partnership with the owner of a Steam Engine of 15 Horse Power, for the purpose of fitting a small Steam Boat, to run the Rideau Canal, or such parts of the Bay of Quinte, as may be agreed on, he may have an opportunity of so doing. Further information can be obtained by enquiring of Wm. Cunningham, Artist, Kingston, or of the Editor.

Kingston, June 26th, 1835.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1835