The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1836

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p.2 We are informed, by a passenger, that on Thursday night the 26th ult., during the heavy fog, the steam boat United States, on her passage from Detroit to Buffalo, run foul of a rock near the shore, about 24 miles below Erie, and sunk - passengers and crew all saved. On the same night the William Penn ran ashore about 4 miles below Erie; the Penn was got off without much damage. [Geneva Gazette]

valise with large sum of money taken by another passenger "by mistake" - attempted robbery on steamer Brockville at Kingston.



Steam-Boat Arrangements For 1836.



Will after the 1st of June ply as follows:


Captain Whitney Captain Van Cleve

Going up, Leaves Going up, Leaves

Prescott Tuesday Evening Ogdensburgh & Prescott, Sunday 5 P.M.

Brockville do. do. Kingston Monday Morning

Kingston Wednesday forenoon Sackett's Harbor do. Noon

Oswego do. evening Oswego do. Evening

Cobourg Thursday morning Rochester Tuesday Morning

Port Hope do. do. Toronto do. Evening

Toronto Friday do. And arrives at Youngstown and Lewiston

And arrives at Niagara, Queenston and early on Wednesday Morning, giving

Lewiston, the same forenoon. passengers all day to visit Falls and return Coming down, Leaves by the Boat.

Lewiston Saturday, at 2 P.M. Coming down, Leaves

Lewiston Wednesday at 7 P.M.

Youngstown do. do.

Niagara do. 3 P.M. Rochester Thursday Morning

Toronto do. 10 Night. Oswego do. Evening

Port Hope Sunday Morning. Sackett's Harbor do. Night

Cobourg do. do. Kingston Friday Morning

Oswego do. Night. And arrives at Ogdensburgh same afternoon,

Kingston Monday Morning. touching going up and coming down at Morris-

Brockville do. Noon. burg, Brockville, Alexandria Bay and French

And arrives at Prescott same afternoon, Creek.

touching in going up and coming down at

Alexandria Bay and French Creek.

Passengers leaving Niagara by the Passengers leaving the Niagara by the

Great Britain on Saturday will arrive in United States on Wednesday evening, will

Montreal on Tuesday evening. will reach Montreal on Saturday evening.

Passengers by either Boat will pass the St. Lawrence from Kingston to Montreal by day-light.

Parties from the South intending to visit Niagara Falls, will find it a pleasant and expeditious route to take the Lake Steamers at Oswego or Rochester.

Dated May 26th, 1836.

citizens of Buffalo to build monument to commemorate Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie.



June 4th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Trader and Iroquois in tow. 169 passengers (consignees listed.)

June 5th - The steamer Margaret, Drummond, with barge Frances in tow, entirely freighted with passengers and their luggage.


June 4th - The barge Trader, via. St. Lawrence, flour (consignees listed.)

June 4th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with sundry way freight.

June 5th - The barge Iroquois, via St. Lawrence, flour (consignees listed.)

June 6th - The steamer Margaret, Bruce, with sundry way freight.

The barge Frances, via St. Lawrence, flour (consignees listed.)

June 8th - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, with sundry way freight.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1836