The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1837


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p.2 steamboat George Buchanan plies on Chats Lake. [Bytown Gazette]

More Deaths by Drowning - A man named Sullivan, a deck hand on board the Cobourg, while on her last trip to Toronto, in rounding the light house there, over-reaching himself while endeavoring to hold on by some of the boat's tackling, hanging over the side of the vessel and fell into the water. He swam for about ten minutes, then sunk to rise no more. He was a married man, and his widow and child are left destitute by this melancholy accident. Yesterday evening, the people on board the same boat on her trip downwards, and about two hours after she had passed Cobourg, missed the second mate John Richardson, and after a diligent search, it was found he was not on board. He had been seen after leaving Cobourg in the Wheel House, after which time no trace of him was visible. It is supposed he had fallen overboard and had shared the same fate as poor Sullivan. [Chronicle]

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BARRIEFIELD REGATTA.

Notice is hereby given, that at the ensuing Regatta, no skiff will be permitted to start for the Prize, that is not built in Upper Canada.

THOMAS GURLEY, Stewards.

JOHN STRACHAN,

Barriefield, 22nd June, 1837.

OTTAWA AND RIDEAU COMPANY.

Arrivals.

June 24th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Hope, Cardinal, and Carillon in tow, 345 passengers. (consignees reported in last Whig.)

Departures For Montreal.

June 21 - The batteau Vignette, to load wood at Sir John's Island.

Departures for Bytown.

June 22nd - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with sundries for Bytown and the Canal Villages.


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Date of Original:
June 24, 1837
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KN.4976
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1837