The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1844

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p.3 Board of Works - about Beauharnois Canal.

- intoxicated man drowns after falling from steamer City of Toronto, at wharf. [Cobourg Star, Aug.14th]

Inquest - An inquest was held on Tuesday last, at Wellington Square, before John Rykeman, Esq., Coroner, and a respectable jury, on view of the body of a female child, about six months old, which was found floating in the water near the shore. Verdict - "Found drowned."

Since the above was written, we find the following in the Globe, and most probably the infant belonged to the ill-fated Captain:-

"Serious Disaster - By private intelligence from Port Credit, we learn that a most distressing accident occurred on the lake, about 3 miles out from Port Credit, on Thursday morning last.

It seems that the schooner Rover, Hinds, master, sailed from Toronto on Wednesday last, with a cargo of salt, for Port de Louisa, and having on board besides the master, his wife and child, and a man and a boy. By some accident the schooner went down, and we regret to learn that but the master met a watery grave.

The body of the woman had been found, and a coroner's inquest was about being held on it, but to the time of our information the other bodies had not been found."


Steamer between Oswego and Belleville, twice a week, touching at Kingston both ways.



Capt. Ives,

Will commence her regular trips as above, leaving Kingston on Saturday the 17th instant, and continue to ply as follows during the remainder of the Season:

Leaves Belleville for Kingston on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8 o'clock.

Leaves Kingston for Oswego on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8 o'clock.


Leaves Oswego for Kingston every Saturday and Wednesday Evenings at 6 o'clock.

Leaves Kingston for Belleville and the intermediate Ports, every Monday and Thursday mornings at 8 o'clock.

The Frontenac will do her business at _____ Wharf, Belleville; the Custom House Wharf, Kingston; and _____ Wharf, Oswego.

The Frontenac will arrive at Kingston in time for Passengers to take the Royal Mail Steamers for Ogdensburgh, Montreal and intermediate Ports, being the most expeditious route from Oswego.

Kingston, 12th August, 1844.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1844