The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Oct. 7, 1841

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Kingston, Wednesday Evening.

...There was today a very pretty sight opposite the town, in the shape of a Naval Review. Commodore Sandom was out, with the Government steamer Experiment, followed by a mosquito fleet of some fifteen boats, of all sizes, three of which were gun boats, rowed by eighteen to twenty oars, three or four launches, with carronades, and the rest, smaller boats of different descriptions. The boats with guns on board, fired frequently, as they passed upwards - but not being in the secret of the plan of operations I did not pretend to understand them. The Naval expedition proceeded to about Hatter's Bay, where they practiced, for some time, firing at a target, and then returned to the Dockyard.

A few days ago the splendid steamer Highlander made a trial trip up the Long Sault rapids reaching with the greatest ease the foot of what is called the Big Chute, then turned round, went down "The Gut" and made the tour of the Island in front of the town - a thing unparalleled in the history of steam navigation. We regret that we cannot give a minute account of this "voyage of discovery," not having been present, but we understand that the Highlander accomplished all that was attempted. [Cornwall Observer]

Montreal Gazette, Oct. 16, 1841

p.2 The schooner Yarmouth, of Port Stanley, with a cargo of 1300 bushels of wheat, was wrecked near Port Colborne, on the 26th ult. - cargo all lost - crew saved. The Yarmouth was owned by Messrs. Bostwick and Parke, of Port Stanley, and the wheat was consigned to Messrs. Mittleberger & Co. [Niagara Chronicle]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Oct. 7, 1841