The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 27, 1855

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p.2 The Novelty - The steamer Novelty was sunk at eight o'clock on Monday night, by coming into contact with the Moira about five miles from this port. The Novelty was on her way up to Belleville, the Moira was coming into harbor, and the night was perfectly calm and clear. We have been unable to learn by what means the accident occurred. The Novelty, after being struck, was supposed for a moment to be uninjured; but it was then found that she had been stove in near the bow, and she filled so rapidly that the boat could scarcely be beached below Mr. Forsyth's house before the fires were extinguished. She contained a large number of passengers, but providentially no one was injured except a wheelsman, who was knocked down by the concussion, and is reported to have lost an eye. The passengers were all taken off by the Moira and brought back to Picton about ten at night. This last named boat is reported to have sustained no further injury beyond the snapping of the rudder chain. There are various rumors afloat throwing the blame on both parties, but it is impossible, as yet, to find out who was really in the wrong. People, here, are very unwilling to believe that any blame can be attached to Capt. Murray, of the Novelty, who, during the short time he has been on the route, has acquired many friends by his careful, skillful, management of the boat. He has given a strong proof of his energy by getting up the boat on the night of the accident, and taking her down to Kingston before ten o'clock the next morning. The matter will, no doubt, be the subject of an investigation by the gentlemen of the long robe. [Picton Gazette]

Afternoon Pleasure Excursion to the Cape - on Sir Charles Napier.

Yacht Building - Gentlemen may be sure of obtaining the fastest, most comfortable, and prettiest yachts by applying to the subscriber at Newburgh. He made the model of the Prima Donna, a yacht which has not yet been surpassed by home-built or foreign vessels.

The subscriber will furnish, to order, yacht models, drafts of sails, etc. Also, upon receipt of $5, will answer any inquiries as to remedies for defects in boats already built, the sails, rigging, ballasting and sailing. R. Osborne

Newburgh, Camden, C.W. July, 1855

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 27, 1855