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  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, April 28, 1841
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    Commencement of 'the Lake' Navigation.-- Lake Erie is open 'clear' to Buffalo. The news was brought by one of the American Steam-boats last week which sailed downwards on the Canada shore and returned up through the middle of the lake. We have received no intelligence yet as to the opening ...

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    Commencement of 'the Lake' Navigation.-- Lake Erie is open 'clear' to Buffalo. The news was brought by one of the American Steam-boats last week which sailed downwards on the Canada ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, February 29, 1840
    TextNewspaper       (From the Toronto Patriot.) INDEMNIFICATION FOR LOSSES.

    The House on the motion of Col. Prince, went into a committee of the whole for granting a sum sufficient to indemnify persons from losses, and to pay all demands arising out of the late rebellion and invasion of this ...

    TextNewspaper     (From the Toronto Patriot.) INDEMNIFICATION FOR LOSSES.

    The House on the motion of Col. Prince, went into a committee of the whole for granting a sum sufficient to indemnify persons ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 12, 1841
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    Although but ten days have elapsed since the ice left our harbour, yet during that time a fleet of from 40 to 50 first class Lake Schooners have arrived in port all deeply laden principally with flour. A number of Barges have been already despatched by our forwarders, with flour, ...

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    Although but ten days have elapsed since the ice left our harbour, yet during that time a fleet of from 40 to 50 first class Lake Schooners have arrived in ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 26, 1841
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    We learn from the British Whig of the 14th inst. the schooner AMHERSTBURG, owned by Messrs. J. & J. Dougall; and the Brigantine JOHN DOUGALL, owned by the same respectable and enterprising firm, had arrived at Kingston, the former laden with 5,078 bushels of ...

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    We learn from the British Whig of the 14th inst. the schooner AMHERSTBURG, owned by Messrs. J. & J. Dougall; and the Brigantine JOHN DOUGALL, owned by the same respectable ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 2, 1841
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    LAUNCH. -- A Steam Boat of a beautiful model called the VULCAN, was launched on Wednesday, from Mr. Parkin's Ship Yard; she is owned by Sanderson and Murray, and is intended for the Rideau Canal. She went off in fine style, and was towed in by the SWAN, which boat ...

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    LAUNCH. -- A Steam Boat of a beautiful model called the VULCAN, was launched on Wednesday, from Mr. Parkin's Ship Yard; she is owned by Sanderson and Murray, and is ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 24, 1841
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    The Quickest Trip Yet. -- The fine schooner "CHAPMAN," commanded by Capt. J. Lang, left Kingston on Friday the 11th inst. At 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived at Amherstburg on the morning of the 15th at 10 o'clock P. M. -- time, four days and two hours!

    A new ...

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    The Quickest Trip Yet. -- The fine schooner "CHAPMAN," commanded by Capt. J. Lang, left Kingston on Friday the 11th inst. At 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived at Amherstburg ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 30, 1841
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    To The Editor of the Western Herald. --- Chatham, June 19th 1841.

    Sir: -- This being the day appointed, for the launching of the new steamer, built during the present summer, at the Ship Yard of D. McGregor, Esq., by our enterprising fellow townsman, Mr. H. S. Larned, a large ...

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    To The Editor of the Western Herald. --- Chatham, June 19th 1841.

    Sir: -- This being the day appointed, for the launching of the new steamer, built during the present ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, 30 June 1841
    TextNewspaper       CHATHAM.

    On or about the 7th of June, we took a trip to Chatham, in the Steamer BROTHERS. Nothing however occurred on the way there worthy of note, save that we partook of a most excellent dinner, which, we understand, can always be met with on board of this ...

    TextNewspaper     CHATHAM.

    On or about the 7th of June, we took a trip to Chatham, in the Steamer BROTHERS. Nothing however occurred on the way there worthy of note, save that ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, July 7, 1841
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    LAUNCH. -- About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a numerous assemblage of the inhabitants of this town and the surrounding neighborhood, took place to witness the launch of Mr. P. McGlashan's schooner. Precisely at 3 o'clock the signal was given, she began to move, the gun was fired, and she glided ...

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    LAUNCH. -- About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a numerous assemblage of the inhabitants of this town and the surrounding neighborhood, took place to witness the launch of Mr. P. McGlashan's ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, July 7, 1841
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    LAUNCH. -- About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a numerous assemblage of the inhabitants of this town and the surrounding neighborhood, took place to witness the launch of Mr. P. McGlashan's schooner. Precisely at 3 o'clock the signal was given, she began to move, the gun was fired, and she glided ...

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    LAUNCH. -- About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a numerous assemblage of the inhabitants of this town and the surrounding neighborhood, took place to witness the launch of Mr. P. McGlashan's ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, July 16, 1841
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    (from a correspondent)

    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 ...

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    (from a correspondent)

    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 ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 18, 1841
    TextNewspaper       (From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser) APPALING CALAMITY --- ERIE BURNT. Loss of one hundred and seventy lives.

    The Steamboat ERIE is destroyed. The ERIE left Buffalo at 4 P. M. on Monday the 9th inst. For Chicago. She had 200 persons, ...

    TextNewspaper     (From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser) APPALING CALAMITY --- ERIE BURNT. Loss of one hundred and seventy lives.

    The Steamboat ERIE is destroyed. The ERIE left Buffalo at 4 P. M. ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, October 14, 1841
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    The schooner YARMOUTH, of Port Stanley, with a cargo of 1300 bushels of wheat, was wrecked near Port Colborne on the 26th September -- cargo all lost, crew saved. - Niagara Chronicle.

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    A few days ago the splendid steamer HIGHLANDER ...

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    The schooner YARMOUTH, of Port Stanley, with a cargo of 1300 bushels of wheat, was wrecked near Port Colborne on the 26th September -- cargo all lost, crew saved. - ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, October 28, 1841
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    STEAMBOAT COLLISION. -- We regret to hear that during the night of Wednesday those fine steamers, the SYDENHAM and LADY COLBORNE, whilst proceeding on their passage between Montreal and Quebec, came in contact near Port St. Francis with such violence that the master ...

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    STEAMBOAT COLLISION. -- We regret to hear that during the night of Wednesday those fine steamers, the SYDENHAM and LADY COLBORNE, whilst proceeding on their passage between Montreal and Quebec, ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, November 4, 1841
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    We are sorry to learn that the LADY COLBORNE steamer is likely to prove a total loss. She was insured, we believe, to the extent of only £1000, and her value has been estimated at £7,000 or £8,000. ---- Montreal Gazette.

    We sincerely regret to learn that ...

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    We are sorry to learn that the LADY COLBORNE steamer is likely to prove a total loss. She was insured, we believe, to the extent of only £1000, and her ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, November 25, 1841
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    We are glad to learn that the new vessel, belonging to Messrs. Murray and Sanderson, constructed by Mr. Nelson Walker, of this city, upon the propeller system, arrived in port on Wednesday, with two barges in tow fully laden, from Kingston. Owing to the difficulties of the navigation, such a ...

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    We are glad to learn that the new vessel, belonging to Messrs. Murray and Sanderson, constructed by Mr. Nelson Walker, of this city, upon the propeller system, arrived in port ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, January 15, 1842
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    A new steamer, christened the AMERICA, was on Wednesday launched in capital style from the yard of our Harbour Dock Company. Mr. Bethune is owner of the new vessel, which is five feet longer than the TRAVELLER, will be propelled by one engine of 60 horse power, and ...

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    A new steamer, christened the AMERICA, was on Wednesday launched in capital style from the yard of our Harbour Dock Company. Mr. Bethune is owner of the new vessel, which ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, February 11, 1842
    TextNewspaper       COMMERCE OF THE WESTERN LAKES.

    The following particulars of the commerce of the Western Lakes, from a statement prepared at the request of the Head of the Engineer department on the lakes, by a gentleman of Buffalo, is made up, says the Buffalo Commercial, "from precise and ...

    TextNewspaper     COMMERCE OF THE WESTERN LAKES.

    The following particulars of the commerce of the Western Lakes, from a statement prepared at the request of the Head of the Engineer department on ...

  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, April 30, 1842
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    The steamer "WESTERN," owned at Chatham, was accidentally destroyed by fire while lying at Detroit, about 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning last. Loss, about $5,000.

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    The steamer "WESTERN," owned at Chatham, was accidentally destroyed by fire while lying at Detroit, about 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning last. Loss, about $5,000.

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  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, July 14, 1842
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    The Canadian steamer KENT, running to Port Stanley, suffered material injuries by breaking down while on her way to this city some days since. The FRANKLIN was dispatched to her relief, and towed her into this port where she now lies repairing. Her machinery ...

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    The Canadian steamer KENT, running to Port Stanley, suffered material injuries by breaking down while on her way to this city some days since. The FRANKLIN was dispatched to her ...

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