The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1849

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p.2 We regret to learn that the Barge British Queen - heavily laden with Potash, Flour, Oatmeal and Pork, principally for the Montreal Market - struck a stump at Black Rapids on the Rideau, and sunk in a few minutes. The flour of the deck, which floated when the barge went down, was, we believe, saved, but of course will be damaged. The principal owner of the Queen, John Doran, Esq., of this city, has, we understand, taken means to have the vessel and sunk cargo raised. Mr. Arthur Meighan had a considerable quantity of Potash, Pork etc. on board, but we cannot say whether he took the precaution of insurance. If not, his loss will be serious. [Bytown Gazette]

The Steamer New Era - We notice with much regret the advertisement in another column of alleged outrages perpetrated on the Steamer Eclipse by the New Era. The public are deeply interested in the prevention of all such acts, by which many valuable lives may be sacrificed. We hope that the Captain of the New Era may be able to give some explanation of the serious accusations made against him, which we shall readily insert. [Globe]

Port of Kingston.

June 2nd - Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

June 4th - Str. G. Clinton, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Schr. Darlington, 581 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Sarnia, Toronto, 1569 bbls. flour, 3 bbls. potash, H. Henderson & Co.

Schr. Scotland, Toronto, 800 bbls. flour, H. Henderson & Co.; 895 do. do., McPherson & Crane.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1849