The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, October 1, 1841

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The trial to send a schooner over "the Falls," as attempted by our unfriendly neighbours on the other side, as a kind of set off, or remembrance of the "CAROLINE" affair, ended by the vessel settling upon the rocks, where she lay on Thursday morning. It is only the British who can teach such characters "to navigate the Falls!" They should have sent therefore either for Captain Drew, or our friend Lieutenant McCormack.

The vessel intended to be sent over had been a capture from the British during the late war. --- Hanilton Gazette, Sept. 20.


Early on Friday morning last an attempt was made to destroy the government steamers TORONTO and MINOS, which were lying at anchor some distance above Chippewa, by means of two kegs of gunpowder, sent floating down the river on a raft of peculiar construction.

One of the kegs exploded about 50 yards from the TORONTO without doing any damage; the other sunk. A boat was seen and hailed by the guard on deck, which crossed over to the American side, and it is supposed that the perpetrators of this fresh atrocity were the persons in that boat. --- Niagara Chronicle, Sept. 23.

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, October 1, 1841