The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1849

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Port of Kingston.

August 31st - Str. Cataract, passengers and baggage.

Str. Niagara, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

September 1st - Str. Genesee Chief, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Str. City of Toronto, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Accident - An accident, attended with fatal results, occurred at the Cornwall canal on Monday evening last, between eight and nine o'clock. The first lock is usually left open, in readiness for vessels approaching from below. On Monday evening, when the steamer British Queen was going up, and had already slackened her speed to enter the lock, it was discovered, but too late (the night being dark), that the gates were shut, and the water not let out. The lock-keeper was standing on one of the gates, and his voice was heard, calling on the engineer to stop the vessel. It was impossible to do so in time to prevent a collision. The steamer struck violently against the gates and forced them open. The unfortunate lock-keeper was thrown into the water, which rushed out with immense force, carrying his body down the stream. The steamer sustained no damage, but the canal has been closed for two or three days that the injury done to the gates of the lock might be repaired. The canal is reopened, we believe, today. The body of the lock-keeper has not yet been found. We are informed that he was a man of excellent character, and much respected. [Pilot]



In consequence of the challenge by the Schooner Dart, the British Schooner Erin is ready to run round the Ducks with her, and back to Kingston, on the 18th September, inst., for $200 to $400; Stakes to be deposited, Weather what may. No match until so deposited in the hands of the Stewards of the Kingston Regatta, on or before the 10th instant.

Kingston 1st Sept., 1849

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1849