The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1847

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p.3 A New Steamer - A new freight steamer, of a model similar to that of the England and Scotland, has just been launched for Messrs. Macpherson and Crane, and is intended for the lake and river trade. The new steamer is named the Commerce. The Commerce will be freighted with flour and towed below for the reception of her engine, which will be of 75 horsepower. This vessel was built at Portsmouth, 2 miles from this city, during the summer, and is capable of carrying about 3500 barrels. [Chronicle & News]

Awful Catastrophe - 6 men drown when skiff sinks in Gallops Rapids. [Prescott Telegraph]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1847