The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1849

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p.2 The Magnet - A telegraphic despatch, received in this City this morning, states that the Mail Steamer Magnet while on her way down from Toronto last night, struck on a rock near Darlington, and sunk in 8 feet of water. [Argus]

Chart of Lake Ontario - The second edition of a Chart of Lake Ontario, from actual survey by Augustus Ford, Esq., of the U.S. Navy, has just been published. It is the most accurate, full, and faithful representation of the Lake and adjacent country ever submitted to the public. All the principal places, ports, cities, and villages, on both shores of the Lake are laid down, and their true position assigned. The harbors, bays, islands, indentations, and streams emptying into the Lake, and the remarkable geographical formations which mark the transition of the Lake into the St. Lawrence, are distinctly and faithfully indicated. The Chart is elegantly executed and invaluable for reference to seamen, as well as for the embellishment of a parlor. It is for sale at wholesale and retail at Adriance's Book Store. [Oswego Times]

Steamboat Accident on Lake Erie - On Thursday night, the 10th instant, at ten o'clock, the splendid steamer May Flower, Capt. Van Allan, on her passage from Detroit to Buffalo, when opposite Port Burwell, and twenty five miles from land, broke her walking beam, cylinder, etc, which rendered her at once quite helpless. The anchor was at once cast out, and after several anxious hours had been passed by the passengers, the steamer Atlantic, Capt. Willoughby, came along and took her in tow to Detroit, where the passengers of the F.M. were put upon the steamer Canada, to Buffalo again, where they arrived all safe, at 10 A.M., on the 3rd inst. The weather, fortunately for the May Flower, continued fine. Too much praise cannot be awarded to Mr. Stark, 1st Engineer of the M.F., who was in the Engine room at the time of the accident, and notwithstanding a part of the broken beam fell by his side, he, with remarkable self-possession, sprang forward and threw off the steam before another revolution was made, which was the means of saving himself and many others from an awful death. [Niagara Mail]

Port of Kingston.

Nov. 16th - Str. Fashion, French Creek, in ballast, D. Wells.

Nov. 17th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Lewiston, gen. merchandise, E. Browne & Co.

Nov. 19th - Schr. White Cloud, the Peninsula, 10,000 fresh herrings, Lewis Cure.

Schr. T.P. Handy, Oswego, 600 bbls. salt, and 2 cases copper, owners at Cleveland.

Schr. Gazelle, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Schr. Woodman, Oswego, in ballast, J. Donaldson.

Str. Niagara, S. Harbor, gen. cargo.

Str. Lady of the Lake, 1 iron wheel.

Schr. Sorel, Toronto, 3141 bush. wheat, 228 bbls. tallow, H. & S. Jones & Co., Montreal; 75 bbls. fish, H.P. Maitland.

Schr. Liverpool, Oswego, in ballast, S. Booth.

Schr. Minerva Cook, Cayuga, 27,000 West India staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Perseverance, Oswego, gen. cargo.





The Fast Sailing Steamer


Capt. Chambers.

Will ply during the remainder of the Season on the Bay of Quinte, as follows:-


Leaving Kingston every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 9 o'clock precisely, calling at all the intermediate stopping places, and going as far as the River Trent on Friday evening.


Leaves the River Trent on Friday night about 9 o'clock, and Belleville every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, calling at all the stopping places on the way down, arriving in Kingston in time for the passengers to take the American and Lake boats.

Kingston, 20th Nov., 1849.



On Wednesday the 5th Dec. next, if not previously disposed of by private bargain, the well known Schooner Caledonia of Kingston, with all her Sails, Rigging, Anchors, Chains, etc., as she now lays in the Harbor of Toronto, she is well found, and capable of carrying 1700 barrels Flour. For further particulars, apply to Bryce, McMurrich & Co., Toronto, or here to WM. FERGUSON,

at J.D. Bryce & Co.

Kingston, Nov. 20th, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1849