The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1854

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p.2 Steamboating - It is stated that the Highlander will go on the route between Toronto and Hamilton, the City of Hamilton will be put upon the Bay of Quinte, the Champion will form one of the river line, and the Lord Elgin be held in reserve.

The Buffalo Republic learns that Messrs. Buchanan and Sims, of Niagara Falls, have taken a lease of the ferry below the falls for a term of ten years from the first instant, and that they are constructing a steamboat, in Buffalo, to take the place of the Maid of the Mist, which will start from the foot of the stairway, instead of from the old landing two miles below.

The new barque Cataraqui left this port yesterday for Montreal, in tow of the steamer America. She takes down 40,000 staves, which will form part of her outward cargo.

Accident to the Propeller Granite State - The Propeller Granite State of the Northern R.R. Line, heavily laden, and bound for St. Catherines, put into Kingston on Sunday afternoon for repairs, having struck on a rock on the passage from Ogdensburgh, which rendered the working of the pumps necessary all Sunday night. She will be hauled out on the ways at Mr. Counter's Ship-yard, her cargo having been stored, to assist in keeping her afloat. The damage is probably trifling, and she will soon be ready for another dash at fate. [Whig]

The Late Collision - "A passenger on board the Novelty" at the time of the collision between that steamer and the Canadian writes to the Whig as follows:-

"Severe strictures have been made on the conduct of Captain Bonter in the matter, but without foundation, as I can testify; it is said that he made no endeavor to rescue those on board the Canadian, (the most injured), but sailed away quite unconcernedly. Now the reverse is the fact, he having requested the Captain of the Canadian to come to his relief, being under the common impression that his boat (Novelty) was sinking. Instead of complying, however, the Captain of the Canadian replied, "we are sinking," and immediately made off for the shore. The Novelty remained on the spot until all were satisfied that those on board the Canadian were safely landed."

Port of Kingston - Imports - 9th - Str. John Counter, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

Str. Mayflower, Ogdensburgh - (gen. cargo)

Str. New York, Ogdensburgh - (gen. cargo)

Str. John Counter, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

Str. Bay State, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Schr. Gen. Wolfe, Chatham - 32,000 pipe and West India staves, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Almeda, Chatham - 12,000 West India staves, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Forest Queen, Morpeth - 16,000 pipe staves, Calvin & Cook.

Lachine Canal - We learned yesterday that an accident had occurred to the Lachine Canal, by which navigation will be impeded for some days.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1854