The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1852

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p.2 The steamer Princess Royal, on her upward trip, encountered a severe storm, which she weathered handsomely, though taking between sixteen and seventeen hours to make Cobourg. At a meeting of the passengers, Sheriff Corbett, of Kingston, in the Chair, the annexed resolution was unanimously adopted:-

"Resolved - That we, the undersigned, Cabin Passengers on board the Princess Royal, return our sincere thanks to Almighty God for the protection vouchsafed to us during the severe gale of yesterday, between Kingston and Cobourg, and cannot allow the present opportunity to pass without testifying to the untiring exertion and ability of Captain James Dick, in successfully carrying us through one of the heaviest gales experienced on Lake Ontario in a period of many years; and in safely landing at Cobourg Pier, after a trying and tedious passage of seventeen hours! and we, also, avail ourselves of the present opportunity of congratulating the inhabitants of Cobourg upon their enterprise in constructing so safe and secure a harbor for steamers and other craft, which may have occasion either to visit, or seek shelter there. In conclusion, we hope that Captain Dick may long continue to merit the approval of the travelling community, and that his life may be crowned by temporal as well as spiritual prosperity.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1852