The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), June 29, 1847

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p.4 It is not only a pleasure, but a positive duty, to make known those instances of genuine humanity which may induce similar actions in others. The Princess Royal came up on Friday, with from three to four hundred emigrants on board. A large proportion were in a very weakly condition, and had been six days on board the barges between Montreal and Kingston. One poor woman, who walked on board at Kingston, died in the course of the night of (apparently) mere exhaustion, as also an enfant. One gentleman among the cabin passengers was particularly active among them. Kindness and benevolence prompted the most energetic which were within his grasp. By means of little refreshments furnished by him, and some cordial medicines which a lady, who came up by the same vessel, had provided in case of necessity, many were roused from a state of almost absolute inanition. In these exertions he was warmly aided by the lady in question and a young Roman Catholic priest. We should perhaps be impertinent in mentioning names; but if we regard the text, "With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again," we can have no doubt of this young gentleman being abundantly rewarded even in this life. If to him, however, we give this great praise, we must again refer to his campagnons de voyage, who were aiding and abetting in this labour of charity, and to Capt. Twohy, whose kindness and attention to these unfortunate people, in the midst of his other important avocations, deserves our highest commendations. [Toronto Patriot]

Montreal Gazette, July 9, 1847

p.2 On Monday morning last the steamer Highlander, between Montreal and Kingston, narrowly escaped being burned. One of the passengers having risen very early, perceived a smell of fire different from the ordinary effluvium to which all steamers are liable. On examination, one of the saloons was found filled with smoke, and, after some time, on raising some boards connected with the space round the boiler, the flames burst up, causing universal consternation. By the exertions of all concerned, and the great coolness and presence of mind of the captain and officers of the Highlander, it was speedily extinguished. Our informant states that the captain had retired to rest about half an hour previously , having been up all night anxiously watching the passage through the Rapids; and we have not heard of blame being attached to any one. Fortunately, there were no deck passengers. [Toronto Patriot]

Montreal Gazette, July 10, 1847

p.2 Launch - The splendid iron steamer Magnet was launched on Saturday, at Niagara. She is 180 feet long, and built in man-of-war fashion. She is to be commanded by Captain Sutherland, who is the principal owner, and will run from Hamilton to Montreal. [Hamilton Journal]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), June 29, 1847