The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1865

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p.2 Burning of the Steamer Watertown - Intelligence reached this city this morning that the steamer Watertown had been burned to the water's edge at Cape Vincent. The telegram gave no particulars, simply stating the fact and desiring the Pierrepont to be sent over. The latter steamer having gone to Clayton, to convey an excursion party to this city, could not be procured, and the Gazelle was immediately sent in her stead. The Watertown started for Cape Vincent at her usual hour last night and was lying at the dock when the fire occurred. The fire had made considerable headway when it was first discovered, and to save the wharf the steamer was cut adrift and floated down to Carleton Island, where she grounded. It is reported that one of her crew is missing. The Watertown is a new vessel, being built last season at a cost of nearly $20,000, and we are sorry to hear that Messrs. Kinghorn and Hinckley, the owners, are heavy losers by the disaster, there being no insurance upon the vessel.

Steamer Corinthian - The walking beam of the Corinthian has been placed on its frame, and the remainder of the iron work put in; a very few days must now suffice to prepare the steamer for her place on the route on which she was plying when the accident occurred. She is expected to be ready next week.

The Fishery Bill - some rules as applied to seasons, mesh size, etc. on lakes and rivers of Upper Canada. [Globe]

New War Vessel For The Upper Lakes - It is not generally known that the Government is constructing at Tonawanda a first class boat for the Lakes. It is nearly completed, and will be ready for a trial trip in the course of a few weeks. The boat is one hundred and seventy-five feet in length, fifty-seven in width and eleven feet beam (sic), to be propelled by forty-eight inch cylinders. The Government contractor is Thomas Stock, and the boat is constructed at an expense of $175,000, besides the guns. There will be six guns broadside, besides the armory filled with small arms. The crew will comprise forty men and nine officers. The boat will be a valuable accession to the means of defence on the Upper Lakes. [Commercial Advertiser]

Vessels To And From Canadian Ports Passing Through The Welland Canal - Sept. 6th.

Imports - 6,7; Exports - 6,7.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1865