The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1854

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p.2 Drowned - A sailor named Andrew Gudgeon, employed on board the steamer Free Trader, while engaged in loading the vessel on Thursday evening at one of the wharves in Toronto, accidentally fell over the gangway into the water, and was drowned. The deceased belonged to St. Timothe, Beauharnois, Canada East.

Launch - The magnificent steamer America, built for the Great Western Railway Company, was launched on Thursday last at Niagara. This fine vessel is of the following large dimensions:- Length, over all, 296 feet; breadth, over all, 71 feet; depth of hold, 13 feet; burthen, 1,564 tons; engines, 1000 horsepower.

The Canada, now on the stocks and nearly ready for launching, is of precisely the same dimensions. These vessels were built by L. Shickaluna, Esq., and for beauty of model and excellence of workmanship, we venture to say are not to be surpassed. They will be fitted up in the most complete and richest style. They are intended to run in connecton with the Great Western Railway and Oswego or Ogdensburg.

The America will be commanded by Capt. Masson; the Canada by Capt. Sutherland, both well known as experienced and popular commanders on Lake Ontario. [Niagara Mail]

Port of Kingston - Imports - 22nd - Steamer Northerner, Ogdensburgh - 2 bxs scales, L.K. Holbrook.

Str. Boston, Ogdensburgh - (gen. cargo)

Str. Cataract, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

24th - Str. Ontario, Oswego - 1 cylinder head, J. Courmine; 1 steam pipe, W. Keddell.

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

For Bath, Picton and Belleville - The fast sailing steamer City of the Bay, Capt. M'Gill Chambers, will leave Shaw's wharf for Bath, Picton and Belleville, and intermediate places, every day at 3 o'clock, p.m.

June 27, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1854