The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1851

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p.2 The Champion - The new steamer Champion, Capt. Marshall, made her first trip up the St. Lawrence on Sunday. She is a most magnificent vessel, and her fittings and appointments are of the very best. This vessel is intended for the new Through Line, and will make her first voyage to Hamilton from Montreal on Thursday next. The Highlander, Capt. Stearns, is to be her fellow voyageur, and is to precede her today, to be followed in a short time by the Maple Leaf, Capt. Wilkinson. The duties of the River Mail Line will in future be performed by three vessels, the Ottawa, Lord Elgin and New Era, in place of four.

Presentation to Capt. Harrison of The Steamer City of Hamilton - On Tuesday last, during the Hook and Ladder Company's Excursion to Oakville, a beautiful Silver Snuff Box was presented to Captain Harrison by a deputation. The Box was given by the Managing Committee of the British Connection Society, for the generous and gentlemanly manner in which Captain Harrison gave his Steamer on the last Queen's Birthday. The Box was presented by W.L. Distin, Esq., in his usual happy manner, and was acknowledged most handsomely by the Captain. After the presentation Capt. Harrison entertained his friends in a most hospitable manner.

Collision on Lake Ontario - The schr. Col. Powers, of Oswego, commanded by Capt. Robert Miller, left this Port yesterday morning, loaded with lumber, bound for the Genesee River, and when about thirty miles out on the Lake, the brig Quebec, of Kingston, ran foul of the Col. Powers, and carried away her head sails and flying jib-boom, which rendered her unmanageable, and on returning to this Port for repairs, and nearing the shore, there was a heavy dead swell and no wind, which obliged Capt. Miller to throw out both anchors, which the vessel dragged and unfortunately went ashore this morning above the western pier of this harbor. Capt. Miller informs us that the collision between his vessel and that of the Quebec, was quite accidental, and attaches no more blame to the Captain of that vessel than he does to himself. Captain Miller thinks that the Col. Powers can be got off in a day or two, without sustaining any material damage. [Port Hope Watchman]


25th - Schr. Christiana, Port Sarnia, 29 bbls. potash, E. Hooker.

Schr. California, Oswego, 1000 bbls. salt, J. Carruthers and mixed cargo.

Barge Liffey, Montreal, 1122 bars railroad iron, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Liverpool, Bear Creek, 160 pieces oak timber, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Acorn, Whitby, 18,650 West India staves, Calvin & Cook.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1851