The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1853

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p.2 Steamboat Accident - Yesterday, when the propeller Western Miller was coming up the lake, she got disabled, and was towed here by the str. Highlander. There were also 18 vessels laying at anchor at the west side of the bar, the greatest number, we believe, that ever sought shelter there at one time. [Toronto Leader, Monday]


Important Sale Of


The Subscribers, having come to the determination of retiring from the forwarding business, will, on

Wednesday the 21st Proximo,

Sell by Public Auction, at Kingston,

Without Reserve, their very extensive and most efficient Forwarding Stock, consisting of Steamers,


and Barges,

a large portion of the formerly nearly new, having been rebuilt within the last two years, at an outlay considerably exceeding first cost. Of this description are the steamers Reindeer, Scotland, and Porcupine. The steamer Western Miller is also one of the most efficient, burdensome and profitable steamers in the trade - the Mercury, a small Propeller - all in excellent state of repair.

The same can be said with regard to their other Stock, viz., Schooners Governor, California, British Queen and Premier. These vessels are of burthen from 250 to 300 tons each, and in adaptation to Lake and River trade, not surpassed; together with six largest class River Barges, of capacity of 1800 to 2200 barrels each, viz. the Cleveland, Western, Belfast, Cobden, Cornwall and Dundee.

This Stock is all well known to the Trade, consequently further detail is unnecessary here. All information sought with reference to it will be promptly attended to.

Terms of payment - one, two and three years, by promissory endorsed Notes, with interest, and of character such as to be beyond all question. It will be perceived that the terms are such as to enable the purchaser to more than meet payments from the earnings from the stock.


By inventory, a variety of Articles (which must, in consequence of the recent destruction of canal gates, remain on the premises at Montreal,) indispensably necessary to any forwarding establishment, such as Chains, Anchors, Rigging, Tarpaulin, etc., etc.

The Steamer Scotland and Barges will be on view at Montreal and Lachine, the cause above stated preventing their being got to Kingston.


Nov. 28th, 1853.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1853