The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 24, 1854

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p.2 Welland Canal - Notice is given that there is water through this work for vessels drawing 9 feet 3 inches. Vessels of larger draught will not be admitted.

Large Propeller - A propeller, measuring 840 tons, has been launched at Cleveland.

Gale On the Lake - The Canadian Steamers - The Maple Leaf left Toronto for this port on Saturday morning, during the height of the gale. Capt. Kerr called at Whitby, but found that harbor unsafe, and came down as far as Cobourg, where he designed to lay through the night of Saturday. The indications were that the wind was shifting toward the South, and he did not deem it safe to remain in Cobourg harbor overnight. He accordingly put out in the evening, and steered across for this port. When the Maple Leaf arrived off the mouth of the river, about two o'clock on Sunday morning, Capt. Kerr found no light on the pier, and with a tremendous sea running he would not attempt to come in. (The gale was so severe, that the man who has charge of the beacon light could not reach it on Saturday, hence it was not lighted.) The Maple Leaf lay-to for four hours, contending with the wind and waves until day-break, when she came into the harbor in safety. She did not have a large number of passengers, but all agree in representing that the boat behaved admirably. [Rochester Union]

Oakville - boasts a fleet of 18 vessels. [Sentinel]

March 25, 27, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 24, 1854