The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1827

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p.1 The Rideau Canal - regretting that it is not to be built as big as planned (2 columns). [Observer]

p.3 Lady of the Lake - We understand the wreck of this vessel which was lost in December last, has lately been discovered in deep water about three miles above Oswego. Her masts and booms are lying at her sides where it would seem they had been lashed previous to her sinking. [U.S. paper]

It will be seen that, during the gale on Friday night, the Steamboat Dalhousie, Capt. M'Donell, narrowly escaped being wrecked between Prescott and Brockville. - We learn that one of the Durham boats referred to by the passengers is safe - the other, it is feared, will not be recovered, as there were no sailors on board to guide her through the storm. The Steam-boat Martha Ogden was driven on shore, near Morristown, the same evening.

The York papers inform us that the Steam boat Canada, which plys regularly between York and Niagara, broke the main shaft of her engine on Tuesday last. The Advocate says that "a new shaft will be cast in York, and the Canada will get under weigh again in a day or two."

The Steam-Boat Toronto, whose Engine frame was injured about two weeks ago, will be ready to resume her trips in the course of a few days. The necessity of sending to Montreal for Castings has occasioned great inconvenience to the public and a serious loss to the proprietors.

A Card - from A. M'Donell, master of steam-boat Dalhousie thanking passengers for their help during the gale.

A Notice from Passengers of Steam-Boat Dalhousie thanking Capt. M'Donell.for his exertions in preserving their lives; had to release two Durham boats loaded with shot.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1827