The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1852

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p.2 Steamer Woodman - The travelling community are now reaping the advantage of the enterprise of the firm of Cotton & Rowe, in placing on Lake Scugog the above steamer, plying regularly between Port Perry and Lindsay. The crowded Stages arriving daily at Whitby from the former place sufficiently attest this; and the extremely low fare at present established offers an additional inducement to travellers from Peterboro, and that section of country, to prefer this route to Toronto. On Saturday last, the Woodman made a trip to Fenelon Falls, having passed through the Lock at Lindsay, and thence to Bobcaygeon. She arrived at Lindsay the next morning, having made the return trip in five hours. The Locks at Bobcaygeon were not large enough to admit her, otherwise she would have travelled through this romantic chain of inland lakes, whose solitary waters were never before ruffled by a steamer, till within seven miles of Peterboro. As soon as a swing bridge can be erected on the Lock at Lindsay, it is the intention of her enterprising owners to continue the Woodman regularly on this route through to Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. There is a large amount of lumber, shingles, etc. manufactured at these places, and whenever a ready facility is afforded for bringing this commodity to the American market by way of Port Perry and Whitby, the business in that vast lumber country, aided by the immense water power, will soon quadruple its present amount. [Whitby Reporter]

Accident - We understand that a person was very seriously injured at Brockville on Friday, by being struck with a fender from the steamer Niagara, as she came up to the dock.

Died - In this city, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. George Thurston, master shipwright, aged 37.

Steam Dredge For Sale - An Eighteen Horse Power Steam Dredge, nearly new, and in excellent working order, having been thoroughly repaired and fitted up in the best possible manner during the past winter. For sale on reasonable terms. Apply (if by mail, post paid) to King & Person. Dundas, June 9th, 1852.

Lost overboard, from the steamer Amazon, Captain Moore, on the passage from New Orleans to Louisville, on the 23rd Dec. last, Archibald Hair, late Mate of steamer Comet on Lake Ontario.

Maritime Items - ...The Cherokee left for Halifax last night at 9 o'clock. [Quebec Gazette, Fri.]

June 16, 1852


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1852