The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Dec. 27, 1832

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p.1 Disastrous and Extensive Conflagration at Kingston - at corner of Quarry and Brock Streets; Lt. Holbrook with Dockyard Engine and Mr. Smith with Ordnance Engine help, attended by Navy and Marines. [Chronicle, Dec. 22nd]

New Steamboat Britannia - This beautiful and complete model of naval architecture, which has been for some time building here under the skilful superintendence of Mr. Ewing, was launched on Wednesday last, equalling, in stability and elegance, any of the Lake craft of her description. She is about 190 tons burthen, and will be supplied with an engine from Bennett and Henderson, of nearly 60 horse power, the principal part of which has already arrived. She will be ready on the opening of the navigation to take her place amongst the other steam fraternity. The keel of another boat is, in the abominable but useful language of modern phraseology, "being" laid on the same spot. [Kingston Chronicle]

The mysterious disappearance of nine men of the Royal Artillery, from the Government Wharf in a boat on Saturday evening last, was accounted for by the return of those persons on Tuesday: having lost an oar, they drifted about the lake in the most perilous and destitute state, and being discovered on Drake Island were enabled to return with the loss of one man, who perished with cold and fatique. [ibid]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Dec. 27, 1832