p.2 We congratulate travellers by the St. Lawrence, on the appointment of Mr. E.H. Stearnes to the command of the steamer Highlander, vacant by the awfully sudden death of the lamented Captain Walker. Mr. Stearnes has been, for a number of years, favourably known in this neighbourhood as the indefatigable Agent of the Upper Canada Stage Company. His obliging disposition and urbanity will make him an acquisition in his new sphere of usefulness.
Montreal Gazette, July 27, 1841
p.2 Arrived on Thursday morning, the 8th instant - Her Majesty's steamer Minos, Commander Duffill, with 120 officers and men for the 89th Regt.; and on Sunday morning, Her Majesty's steamer Toronto arrived, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Sandom. The gallant Commodore visited the American ports of Erie and Cleveland on his way up the lake. We believe the object of the visit to the post was to arrange for the rebuilding and improving of the Queen's wharf.
The harbour has assumed quite a gay and business-like appearance, in consequence of the arrival of the fast sailing schooner Chapman, and another regular trader, the John Dougall, from Kingston, with Merchandize, and the schooner Sir Francis Bond Head with Government Stores for this place and Manitoulin Island; and the schooner Mariner of Kingston, which landed a small quantity of Ordnance Stores, and proceeded to Chatham this morning in tow of the Steamer Brothers.
Commodore Sandom left this morning in the Toronto for the purpose of examining into the Rondeau and other places on Lake Erie. [Sandwich Herald]