The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, July 16, 1841

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PORT OF AMHERSTBURG. -- Arrived on Thursday morning the 8th instant, Her Majesty's Steamer "MINOS," Commander Duffill, with 120 officers and men from 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 the way up the lake. We believe the object of his visit to this post was to arrange for the rebuilding and improvement 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 ordinance 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 practicability of forming a harbour at the Rondeau and other places on Lake Erie. ---

Amherstburg, July 13th 1841

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, July 16, 1841