p.1 Drowned - From off the barge Propeller, on Saturday afternoon, the 20th inst, about four miles above Prescott, Isaac Abbot, a young man of about twenty years of age, who was doing the duty of cook on board. He accidentally fell off the boat while under way, and as he could not swim, was drowned before it could be put about. The body has not yet been found. His friends reside in, and near this town, and would be gratified, should it be discovered, to be notified of it. [Brockville Recorder]
Montreal Gazette, June 30, 1843
p.2 New Line of Steamers - We are glad to observe from the St. Catherines Journal, that there is a prospect of a line of small steamers, fitted up with Ericson propellers, being established, to ply between Chicago and Montreal, direct. The first, or experimental steamer - the Adventure, Captain W. Taylor, had returned to St. Catharines from Chicago, with a cargo of 3500 bushels of wheat, and 120 barrels of pork. She was immediately to proceed to Toronto, and thence to Montreal; and should the encouragement be such as to warrant the expense, a regular line will be immediately established. The Adventure was nine days on the voyage from Chicago to St. Catharines, having experienced head winds nearly the whole way. In passing through the Canal, the vessel used her engine, and thus saved the expense of horse towage.