The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1847

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p.3 The Steamer Magnet - Captain Sutherland's new Steamer Magnet visited Toronto on Tuesday last, making the trip from Niagara to Toronto in little less than two hours and a half. The Magnet returned in the afternoon. The machinery of the boat is to undergo some slight alteration with the view of imparting still greater speed to her progress, when her regular trips will be commenced. [News]

The Rideau Canal - The Board of Ordnance has given official notice to the Forwarding Trade, and all others concerned, "that in consequence of the prevailing sickness, and the impossibility of procuring Workmen, the necessary repairs required to the Works are not yet completed, and the opening of the Rideau Canal is therefore unavoidably Postponed. A further notice will be given as soon as it can be ascertained when the Canal will be ready to be re-opened. This stoppage will not affect the opening of the Ottawa and Grenville Canals."

New Forwarding Company - We rejoice to learn that Mr. Ralph Jones, the well-known forwarder, is making arrangements for getting up a line of freight steamers to run through direct from Toronto and Hamilton to Quebec. We understand that a contract has already been entered into for building one steamer to be ready on the opening of the navigation next year, and that every effort will be made to put two other boats under contract immediately. [Toronto Globe]

On the 21st ultimo, an inquest was held before Andrew McLennan, Esq., (one of the Coroners for the Talbot District,) and a respectable Jury, at Port Rowan, on the body of Owen Dullan, aged 46 years, a native of Ireland; on the 17th ultimo, the deceased, who was a hand on board the schooner May Flower of Kingston, was drowned while attempting to secure the boat belonging to said schooner, then adrift in Long Point Bay. The jury returned a verdict, "accidental death by drowning." [Globe]



On Wednesday, 15th September, at 12 o'clock, at the


Will be sold without reserve, for the benefit of whom it may concern,


Complete as she now lies, sunk at the Marine Railway Stores. Her Engine is low pressure, and Boiler on the most economical principle.

Terms made known on application to the Subscriber.

WILLIAM WARE, Auctioneer.

Sept. 15th, 1847.

Port Windsor will in future be called Port Whitby, according to a proclamation in the official Gazette of the 4th inst.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1847