The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1854

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p.2 Loss of a Schooner And Its Crew on Lake Ontario - We alluded, a few days since, to the washing ashore of the body of a lad, near Pultneyville, and stated the suppositions in regard to the identity of the deceased lad and the cause of his death. We learn that he was the son of Michael Butler, of Oakville, C.W., who was owner of the schooner Ardelia, lost with the entire crew, six in number, on Lake Ontario. The vessel sailed from Wellington, with a cargo of peas, and wrecked on her course. The time and cause of the catastrophe is not known. The following are the names of those on board - Chris. Boylan, captain, Wm. Carlisle, Rob't McMullen, Richard Dillon, Wm. Hilton and Thos. Butler. The father of the last named has recovered the remains of his son, and returned with them home. The vessel and cargo were not insured. Loss estimated at $4000. [Rochester Democrat]

A Mammoth Vessel In the Upper Lakes - The Cleveland Daily Herald says: - "The ship Canada, of Buffalo, is in port here today for the first time. She is owned by Messrs. Walker & Bantam, and is under command of Captain Bantam. Her dimensions are, length of keel 208 feet; breadth of beam 32 feet; depth of hold 14 feet; capacity 1,100 tons. Last year she carried at one time 50,000 bushels of oats, and at another, 40,000 bushels of wheat. She brought up, as deck load, four of the largest size passenger cars; and is now loading for Chicago with 800 tons of coal and 800 tons of merchandize."


To the Editor of The Daily News:

Sir - A Propeller built for James Morton, Esq., was Launched from Mr. Ault's Shipyard this afternoon at three o'clock. She is named the Willie Nickle, after the far famed Distiller of that name, she went off the ways in beautiful style, and sits in the water like a thing of life. Her burthen is about 200 tons and for model and finish cannot be surpassed. Mr. Morton has not yet determined her route, but from the resources of that gentleman's brain, there is no fear of her lacking employment. She will be commanded by Capt. Kettle and if the Kettle below gives plenty of steam, she will be a "swifter."

Portsmouth, April 29th, 1854 M.

Our Harbour - The Owen Sound Bay is now entirely free from ice; nothing to prevent steamers running to the north; there is certainly two months longer navigation from Owen Sound than from any other port on the Georgian Bay. [Owen Sound Times]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1854