The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1849

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p.2 Steamboat Opposition - So far from the angry belligerents attempting to make mutual concessions towards a reconciliation, one of them, (Mr. Bethune,) has chartered another River Steamer, the Lord Elgin, for the purpose of perfecting his Daily Line from Hamilton to Montreal. Good advice is thrown away upon these people - let them destroy one another as much as they please, and when they have done it, the public will once again enjoy clean and quiet boats. Till then, "vogue la galere."


To the Editor of the Globe.

Sir, - I observe an affidavit by three officers of the New Era relating to the late collision between the Eclipse and that vessel. One of these officers, Mr. Farrell, told me in the office of Mr. Browne, Wharfinger, Hamilton, that he (Farrell) was in his office at the time of the collision and knew nothing about the cause of it. This was said in presence of Mr. Browne and Mr. Carruthers, his clerk. How Mr. Farrell could give evidence in a matter which he did not see, I cannot comprehend. Your insertion of this will oblige,

Your very obedient servant,

J. BERRY, Purser, Eclipse.

Toronto, 22nd June, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1849