The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1852

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p.2 The total number of passengers on board the ill-fated Atlantic was 326, as follows: Steerage passengers (emigrants) 217; deck do. 51; second class do. 10; cabin passengers 48. This number is known to have been on board from the tickets actually issued from the Buffalo ticket office. Aside from these, the ticket-seller thinks there may have been 125 persons on board, including crew, making in all 450. The Buffalo Commercial says:- "The emigrants were Norwegians, who came through by Lake Ontario steamers from Quebec, and about 75 or 80 of them were left on the dock, the agent refusing to allow them to go on board. They now mourn the loss of their friends."

The Independent Through Line Steamer


The New, Splendid Upper Cabin Steamer OCEAN WAVE, Allison Wright, Commander, will ply regularly between Hamilton and Montreal, once a week during the season of navigation, leaving Hamilton for Montreal at 1 o'clock a.m., calling in at Wellington Square, Oakville, and Port Credit, and leaving Halliwell's wharf, Toronto, at 7 o'clock a.m., touching at Whitby, Oshawa, Port Darlington, Bond Head, Cobourg, Kingston and intermediate ports on the St. Lawrence (weather permitting) running through the whole of the Rapids, and arriving in time for Passengers for Quebec, to leave by the Mail Boats. Returning she will leave Montreal for Hamilton on Thursday at noon, and Lachine on the arrival of the 4 o'clock Cars from Montreal, touching at the above mentioned Ports (weather permitting) and arriving at Toronto on Saturday forenoon, and Hamilton the same Evening.

For freight or passage apply to the Captain on board; Charles H. Shea, Montreal; Capt. Bowen, Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1852