The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1851

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p.2 The Comet - The only newspaper in Canada, Upper and Lower, which has taken an ill-natured view of the sad accident befallen this boat, is the Examiner. The question at issue is - did the misfortune result from insufficiency of strength in the boiler, or insufficiency of water in the boiler? The verdict of an unbiased, unprejudiced Jury, chosen where the accident was seen and felt, has declared that the latter was the cause; and this verdict ought surely to be satisfactory and convincing in a case that cannot be bettered by stirring up ill feeling and making the worst of a bad business.


3rd - Str. Cataract, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Str. Western Miller, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Schr. Lewis Goler, mixed cargo.

Str. Hibernia, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Str. Britannia, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Schr. Premier, Oswego, in ballast, McPherson & Crane.

Barge Canada, Montreal, 1058 bars railroad iron, J.F. McCuaig.

Barge Bruce, Montreal, 1050 bars railroad iron, J.F. McCuaig.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

6th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Royal Susan, Oswego, in ballast, John Kelso.


3rd - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

5th - Str. Northerner, Lewiston, mixed cargo.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Ferry Boat Farmer, Wolfe Island, passengers and baggage.

6th - Str. Cataract, Lewiston, mixed cargo.



Through from Bytown to Quebec in 24 Hours.

The Well Known and Elegant Steamers

LADY SIMPSON, Capt. Sheperd,


PHOENIX, Capt. Patterson.

The former between Lachine and Carillon, and the latter between Grenville and Bytown.

During the Season of Navigation 1851, it is intended that a Train will leave the Railroad Terminus in Montreal, at eight o'clock, A.M. Daily, (Sundays excepted,) with the Passengers and Mails for Bytown, arriving the same evening; and the Steamer Phoenix will leave Bytown, at six o'clock A.M., Daily, (Sundays excepted) the Passengers and Mails reaching Montreal in time to proceed by the Quebec Steamer the same evening.

p.S. Freight intended for the Lady Simpson must be sent to the Railroad Depot in Montreal, before six o'clock the previous evening, to ensure its being forwarded.

Montreal, May 1st, 1851.

ads for steamers Gildersleeve, Ottawa, Magnet, St. Lawrence, Bay State and St. Lawrence.

May 6th, 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1851