The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1854

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p.2 It is understood that arrangements are in progress for putting the New Era, Capt. Chrysler, on the route between Montreal and Quebec, and the Bay of Quinte on the line between this city and Montreal.

The Navigation of the St. Lawrence - We were favored with a visit yesterday from one of the engineers, Mr. Raasloff, who reports that the survey is now approaching the Split Rock and Cascade Rapids. By a very careful examination of the bed of the river, the engineers have arrived at the conclusion that a channel exists outside of the Borro-Hayes Shoal, one of the most formidable obstructions of the St. Lawence; and if, upon closer examination, this should prove correct, it will be an immense advantage in the navigation of the River, this shoal being the most dangerous in the whole course of the St. Lawrence. Up to this moment the survey has been conducted without injury or loss of life to any one concerned in the survey; the careful and scrupulous examinations which are made, cannot fail to be of the utmost importance in the navigation of this noble River. [Montreal Pilot]

The steamer Northerner broke her Engine Monday evening, on her passage up, about five miles below Genesee, so that she was entirely crippled. The Steamer Ontario on her passage towed the Northerner into Genesee the next morning. We understand it will require some time to repair the Northerner's Engine, her walking-beam and other parts being broken.

Aug. 31, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1854