British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1835
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p.1 Correspondence of the Commercial Advertiser - a letter written on board the steamboat Thomas Jefferson at the Mackinaw Straits on June 11, 1835 - describes a trip from Albany to Niagara to Detroit to Mackinaw; after leaving Buffalo their first stop was at Erie, "where we remained about two hours, which we spent in strolling through the village and in visiting the Queen Charlotte, formerly a 20 gun ship, captured by Perry from the English, and for more than twenty years sunk in the lake - within the last six months, however, she has been purchased from government, raised and her timbers proving sound, is now metamorphosed into a brig, repaired and will run as a regular packet between Buffalo and Detroit. We saw several places which bore evidence of the deadly strife which secured her to America, and bore with us some interesting relics, pieces of the cedar timber of which in part she was constructed.....
July 7 - The steamer Bytown, Robins, with barge Dolphin in tow, 103 passengers. (consignees listed)
July 5 - The steamer Rideau, Bowen, with barge Emigrant in tow, with 60 tons of Naval Stores for Quebec.
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes