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

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p.2 The steamship Cherokee, formerly of this port, is now at Halifax. We take from the Morning Chronicle of the 22nd ult. the annexed notice of a pleasure excursion on the Cherokee in the harbour and vicinity of Halifax: - "The beautiful steamship Cherokee, Captain Gaskin, got up her steam yesterday afternoon, and under the skillful pilotage of Captain Meagher (formerly of the Newfoundland Mail Service and recently employed as a Packet Master between this port and Boston) left the Cunard wharf at about 2 p.m. and proceeded up Bedford Basin and subsequently a short distance down the harbour. Quite a numerous and distinguished party participated in the excursion, and Capt. Gaskin and his lady were unremitting in their attention to the comfort of all on board. A portion of the fine band of H.M. 97th regiment was in attendence - discoursing exquisite music - and dancing was kept up with much spirit. The usual compliments were paid when passing the Cumberland, Flag Ship, which vessel appeared to great advantage, being dressed in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Accession of her Majesty Queen Victoria to the throne of the British Empire. The greatest speed attained by the Cherokee on the excursion, with 4" of steam on, was about eleven miles per hour...This splendid steamer leaves for St. Johns, N.F., with the mails on the arrival of the America from Boston."

Buffalo, July 2nd - We had a severe gale from the north-east yesterday, doing considerable damage. The steamer Caspian, lying at the new pier of the railroad at Cleveland, broke from her moorings, and was thrown round against the adjacent piles, breaking her in two just forward of the wheelhouse. A number of passengers were on board, who barely escaped before the accident occurred. Nothing on board was saved except a number of trunks and some furniture which floated ashore. She is a total wreck, and we understand is not insured.

The schooner St. Mary was capsized near the head of the lake on Wednesday morning..


Arrivals and Imports

June 30th - Str. Ontario, Oswego (cargo list)

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

Str. Ottawa, Montreal (cargo list)

July 1st - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Passport, Hamilton (cargo list)

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent (cargo list)

Schr. Governor, Cleveland, 11,010 bus. corn, McPherson & Crane.

Prop. Adventure, Oswego, in ballast.

Str. Niagara, Oswego (cargo list)

Schr. Elizabeth, Wellington, 495 bbls. flour, 1,820 bushels peas, 69 bags corn, McPherson & Crane.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Triton, Colborne, 150 bbls. flour, J. Fraser; 650 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent, 1 steam boat bell, O.S. Gildersleeve.


June 30th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Lady of the Lake, Cape Vincent, do. do.

July 1st - Str. Ontario, Oswego, 1 box, 1 horse.

Schr. Joshua, Oswego, 32,114 feet lumber.

Prop. Adventure and barges, Cape Vincent, 134,000 feet lumber.

July 2nd - Str. Niagara, Oswego, passengers and baggage.

Died -In Belleville, early on the morning of the 25th June, Capt. James Davis, R.N., aged 70 years.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1852