The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 18, 1833

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p.2 Jonathan Pipes, the captain and owner of a Durham boat, and a boy in his service, Cornelius Dobbin, were unfortunately drowned on Wednesday last. The boat was engaged in supplying the Government contract for sand, and was taking in a load, at M'Intyre's, upon the River, nine miles below Kingston. The prevalence of the wind rendering it difficult to obtain a load where the boat had first stopped, the crew determined to weather a neighbouring point, where they might procure the cargo with greater facility. The boy, in an adventurous mood, attempted to make the short voyage upon a single plank, and while coming round the point, the wind blowing very fresh at the time, he lost his balance and fell off. Pipes plunged in to his assistance, but the boy getting upon his back in the struggle, kept him down, and they were both drowned - the remainder of the crew being unable from the state of the weather to afford them any assistance. Pipes was a man about fifty years of age of no family; the boy twelve years old. The mother of the latter is said to reside somewhere near Cobourg. The inquest returned a verdict of "accidentally drowned." [Kingston Chronicle]

frame of Mr. Garratt's warehouse, building upon the water side at foot of William St., blows down for second time. [ibid]

The beautiful new steamboat Britannia, lately built by Mr. Bethune, started on her first trip yesterday morning at nine o'clock. The preparatory trial of her engine produced a swiftness of motion that promises to make her an unusually fast boat. We are informed that on the occasion, she went at the rate of twelve miles an hour. [ibid]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 18, 1833