p.2 The Steamship Cherokee - This fine vessel has, we learn, reached Montreal in safety. She descended the St. Lawrence as far as the head of the Cornwall canal, and then proceeded by the ordinary canal and River route to Montreal. When she left this port, the Cherokee was drawing 9 feet 2 inches of water and when under weigh 9 feet 6 inches. Mr. Timothy Foley piloted her through with this heavy draft of water without accident of any kind. For his successful exertions Capt. Gaskin on the arrival of the vessel at Montreal presented him with a silver watch in addition to the renumeration agreed to be paid.
We notice in Saturday's Whig an article, written with the Whig's usual malignity and disregard of truth, disparing the merits of the Cherokee. If the Whig had chosen to speak the truth, he knows that the Cherokee was not built in 1839, but the fall of 1842. That she remained covered over two years, not used at all is correct. The Cherokee from first to last has not run for a period equal to six month's constant usage, and the Editor of the Whig knows this as well as we do. The ship is almost, if not fully as staunch and sound now as when built, steams 12 miles an hour, and is admirably adapted to sea-going purposes.
Fatal Accident at Toronto - fender on str. Champion catches on dock, the rope broke, and the fender sprung from the boat and struck a man in the head and killed him, jury at inquest reached verdict of "accidental death" and exonerated crew of steamer. [Colonist]
The Steamer PASSPORT will leave for Toronto and Hamilton (calling at intermediate ports) this afternoon at 3 p.m. May 17th.
The Steamer LORD ELGIN will leave for Montreal, calling at intermediate ports, tomorrow morning at half-past 5 o'clock.