The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1837


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p.3 A hurricane of short duration was experienced on Thursday night last in this vicinity. It came on to blow about midnight with great violence and rapidity, and some damage was done to the Ottawa and Rideau Company's steamboat Bytown, (lying at Counter's Wharf,) before it could be safely moored. We are sorry to add, that owing to the Ladies' Cabin and Captain's Office having been washed away, a large sum of money, (said to be over £180) belonging to Capt. Bowen, has been lost, and has not been yet recovered....

Some other damage to the shipping was done by this gale but the particulars have not yet reached us.

OTTAWA & RIDEAU COMPANY.

Arrivals From Bytown.

Oct. 14th - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond, with barges Jane and Noah in tow. 72 passengers. (consignees listed.)

Oct. 17th - The steamer Rideau, Hunter, with barges Iroquois, Atlantic, and Clara Fisher in tow. 27 passengers (consignees listed.)

Oct. 18th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Kingston and Perth in tow. 31 passengers. (consignees listed.)

Oct. 22 - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond, with barges Hope, Traveller and Constitution in tow, and the lading of the barge Harriett on deck. 25 passengers (consignees listed.)

Oct. 24 - The steamer Rideau, Hunter, with barges Trader and Francis in tow, 24 passengers (consignees listed.)


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Date of Original:
Oct. 28, 1837
Local identifier:
KN.5000
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
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), Oct. 28, 1837