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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1852

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Arrivals and Imports

May 27th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh (cargo list)

Str. Cataract, Oswego (cargo list)

Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent.

May 28th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh (cargo list)

Str. Niagara, Oswego (cargo list)

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent.

Schr. Rachael, Oswego, in ballast.

Schr. Erin, Cobourg, 1230 bbls. flour, D. McIntosh.

Schr. Leander, do., 2,400 do. do., Wm. Bowen.

Schr. Perry, Darlington, 800 bbls. flour, 30 bus. potatoes, 2 kgs butter, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Mayflower, Picton, 2,400 bus. rye, 500 bus. corn, 50 bus. barley, J. Morton.


May 27th - Str. Ontario, Oswego (cargo list)

Schr. Lady Barry, Oswego, in ballast.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh.

May 28th - Schr. Mayflower, Oswego, 40,000 feet lumber.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent, 12 cows.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, 1 horse.

Schr. Constitution, Oswego, 45,000 feet sawed lumber.

Schr. Argyle, Oswego, 77,000 feet lumber.

Steamboat Explosion - We regret to state, that on Monday, the 17th inst., while the new steamer Otonabee was taking in wood at Deyang's Point, Rice Lake, her boiler exploded, which has done considerable damage, and severely scalded two French Canadians, passengers on board the boat. Some doubts are entertained of their recovery. The immediate cause of this sad disaster has not yet been fully ascertained, but so far as we can learn, it arose from remaining too long without the steam being allowed to escape while they were taking in wood. We are happy to learn that none of the other passengers or hands were injured. The stern of the Otonabee sank under water immediately after the explosion, her bows being close up to the beach did not sink below the surface of the water; she lies in a favorable position to be hauled out, and arrangements are being made to raise her at once. [Port Hope Warder]

The steamer Magnet will resume her place in the mail line on Monday.

Port Burwell - ...The Dredging machine is constantly at work, and wharfs undergoing repairs and extensions.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1852