The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1844

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p.3 Accident to the Steam Packet Sovereign - Today the Sovereign in going down the St. Lawrence to wood, sprung a leak, and Capt. Elmsley was obliged to run her ashore to save her from foundering.

The Chief Justice Robinson - This particularly elegant and commodious Steam Packet has lately been laid on a new Route from Kingston, viz.: to Niagara, Lewiston and Toronto, the first of a Line, to make Daily Trips hereafter, in opposition to the Daily American Line of Steamers, leaving Kingston for Rochester, the Falls and Toronto. She is commanded by that old public favorite, Capt. Hugh Richardson, of Toronto, too well known to need eulogy. Persons having business up the Lake, and wishing to encourage British enterprize, should make choice of the Chief Justice Robinson, in preference to patronizing the Yankee boats, who never by any chance, encourage anything British or Canadian.

The Emerald, which was unfortunately run aground in a fog opposite Grand Island the middle of last week, was got off on Saturday, and taken up to Buffalo to be overhauled. It is not believed that she sustained much damage. Great credit is due to the proprietors of two of the Buffalo steamboats, who sent down their vessels to assist in getting the Emerald off, and after the service was performed would accept no renumeration beyond payment for the wood they had consumed. It is a pleasant duty to record acts of this description, and so long as the friendly feelings in which they originate are cultivated by the inhabitants of the two countries, so long will harmony prevail on the frontiers. [Niagara Chronicle, April 24th]

Fatal Accident - laborer killed by a falling stone block while working on locks. [St. Catharines Journal April 26th]

Naval Stores to be Sold at Kingston Dockyard - to be sold by Auction, including one square cross head vertical steam engine, of 100 horse power, cylinder 48 inches, stroke 8 feet; about 90 iron casks, hoops, clothing, etc. 25th April.


The Public are respectfully informed that the Steamer


Capt. Ralph Jones,

Will ply during the Season, between Kingston and Montreal, leaving the Lake Ontario Mail Line Wharf, Kingston, every Saturday, at 12 o'clock, noon.

For Freight or Passage, having superior accommodation, apply to the Captain on board, or to


Agent of the People's Forwarding Line.

Kingston, April 30th, 1844.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1844