The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1852

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p.2 Welland Canal - The St. Catherine's Journal states: "Information has been received, we understand, from the Commissioners of Public Works, that it is intended to construct another towing path along the canal between this town and Thorold. This improvement of having a towing path on each side of the canal, together with the use of gas at the locks and bridges, will make this the most finished and efficient line of navigation in the world."

Steamboat Collision - We learn that on Friday night the steamers Magnet and Maple Leaf, the former on her downward and the latter on her upward passage, came in collision off Presqu'isle. The Maple Leaf sustained comparatively little injury, but the Magnet was so much cut into, that it was deemed advisable to take her into Presqu'isle Bay, and she was towed in by the Maple Leaf. What renders this collision somewhat singular is that at the time of its occurrence the atmosphere was clear, and the moon shone out brightly. There is evidently at hand some work for the gentlemen of the long robe.

The Cherokee - This fine steamer, lately in the naval service, was towed into our harbor from Navy Bay, by the Magnet a few days since, and Capt. Gaskin is about to proceed downwards with her to Montreal, where she will be refitted and prepared for sea. It has been found necessary to remove only one of her paddle boxes to enable her to pass the canals. Her beautiful machinery is untouched, and she will go down the river propelled by one engine. The trial trip in the harbor on Saturday, was most satisfactory.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1852