The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1864

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p.2 Accident To The Steamer City of Ottawa - Yesterday afternoon as the steamer City of Ottawa was starting on her downward passage toward the Rideau Canal, and just as she had arrived opposite to Berry's wharf, a heavy crash was heard in the engine room. The cross head, walking beam and cylinder head were found to be completely smashed, and the piston rod badly bent. At first it was feared and a cry was raised that the steamer was sinking, or that she might blow up, and the consequent consternation on board was very great, particularly among the lady passengers. It was soon ascertained, however, that the danger was only imaginary. The steamer was at once headed for Berry's wharf, after which she was towed to her dock at the St. Lawrence wharf, where she now lies.

-meeting of merchants, bankers, and forwarders of Kingston to reorganize Board of Trade, and appointing assignees under the provisions of the Insolvency Act passed last Session of Parliament - present were E. Berry, R.M. Rose, John Shaw, John Carruthers, C.S. Ross, G.M. Kinghorn, Henry Cunningham, etc. - E. Berry elected President.

p.3 Arrivals - 15th - Brig Plymouth, Bay City - Calvin & Breck, 12,000 cubic feet lumber.

Bark Gibraltar, Bay City - Calvin & Breck, 12,000 feet oak timber.

Schr Lafayette Cook, Toledo - Calvin & Breck, 9,000 feet walnut timber.

Brig Baltimore, Toledo - E. Berry & Co., 10,000 bush wheat.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1864