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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1853

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p.2 body of man, drowned when pleasure yacht Gypsy Queen sank in May, was recovered - "picked up by Mr. Brigg's ferry boat on Tuesday evening."

Launch Today - The new steamer, intended for a ferry-boat between this city and Cape Vincent, via the Wolfe Island Canal, will be launched from the Marine Railway shipyard this afternoon at 2 o'clock. This boat is about 220 feet in length, of immense beam and will unquestionably be swifter than any steamboat on these waters.

The Cherokee - had gifts on board sent to Queen, and acknowledgement from Queen.

Collision on Lake Erie - Buffalo, July 23rd - The steamer St. Lawrence, which left Sandusky yesterday afternoon for this port, was run into last night about 10 o'clock, near Fairport, by the steamer Queen City, bound from Dunkirk to Detroit. The Queen City struck the St. Lawrence about 15 feet from her stern, cutting it almost entirely off. The St. Lawrence continued on her course, and the Queen City turned and followed her for about two hours, when finding that she could get along by the aid of her pumps, turned and proceeded to Detroit. The St. Lawrence reached here at 9 this morning, and immediately went into the Dry Dock. The damage done her is estimated at from $5000 to $8000, and will take 10 or 12 days to repair. The night was quite clear, the moon out full, and the lake calm early in the evening, when the decks were filled with passengers, and it is strange how such an accident could occur.

Progress of the Great Western Railway - new canal had to be cut from Desjardins Canal to Dundas. [Hamilton Gazette]


To be sold by Auction on Saturday, August 27th, by virtue of a power of sale contained in a Mortgage from James McSourley to Thomas Kirkpatrick, dated November 29th, 1849, the schooner Tom Dick, 34 tons burden. Terms at Sale, which will take place at 12 o'clock noon, at the slip at the foot of Clarence Street.

JACKSON, Auctioneer.

Kingston, July 27th, 1853.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1853