The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1853

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p.2 Police Court - three men charged with theft on board schooner Selina.

Increase of British Bottoms On The Lakes - It affords us no small degree of pleasure to be able to state, that the number of British vessels passing thro' the Welland Canal for some time past, is considerably on the increase. Whilst the business transacted in former years was mainly in American bottoms, the proportion being one British to four United States, this season a striking change is manifest, the average ranging about three British to 5 United States. The tonnage is also heavier. This is certainly encouraging, and speaks well for the energies put forth by Canadian capitalists to secure a portion, at least, of the immense carrying trade now springing up on our inland waters. [St. Catharines Constitution]

Arrival of The Canal Steamer - Mr. Brown's canal steamer Reciprocity from Toronto to Rochester via Erie Canal. [Rochester Union]

Three boats have been lost on Lake Ontario, this year, by fire:- the Admiral, burned at Toronto wharves; the Ocean Wave, burned on her downward trip; and the Queen of the West, burned at our own wharves. Two boats are undergoing repairs - the Chief Justice and the City of Hamilton. Thus we are at present minus the services of five boats, which must affect shippers and forwarders in their arrangements. [Hamilton Gazette]

A Man Lost Overboard - A correspondent has sent us the following account of a melancholy casualty which occurred on board the steamer Arabian on Friday morning, on her way from Toronto to Hamilton: John Morris, one of the deck hands while attempting, as is supposed, to cross the wheelhouse, from the stern to the bow of the boat, unfortunately lost his balance and fell from thence into the water a distance upwards of twenty feet..... [Hamilton Express]

Challenge to America

The Yacht Prima Donna, of 12 tons measurement, will be prepared, by the 1st September, to sail any craft in America, for any sum from 25 pounds to 150 pounds, giving tonnage time to smaller vessels at the rate of one minute per ton for every ten miles out and returning, and accepting half a minute from larger for the same distance. For particulars apply to the Chronicle and News Office, Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1853