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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1833

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p.1 Steamboat Navigation - editorial pushing for canal on American side between Lakes Erie and Ontario. (full column) [Oswego Palladium]

p.2 Improvement of the St. Lawrence - includes article from Oswego Palladium of Nov. 27th entitled "TheWestern Trade" - mentions that ..."on Lake Ontario there have been but two boats lost, viz.: the Martha Ogden, in the summer of 1832 - a miserable old boat of about 30 horse power, belonging to the port of Oswego - and the John By, belonging to Upper Canada, during this summer. The John By was a botched concern from the beginning, and neither she nor the Martha Ogden would in fact been looked upon as seaworthy, or as insurable vessels at the time they were lost." (1 1/2 columns)

p.3 A fine steam vessel called The Oswego was launched on Saturday last at the flourishing village of that name. She is to ply between Ogdensburg and Niagara, touching at Kingston and other intermediate places, forming a line on the same route with the United States, whose trips during the bygone season were remarkable for their regularity as well as their productiveness in a pecuniary point of view to her proprietors. The Oswego, we learn, is two feet longer in the keel than the United States, but in other respects of smaller dimensions. She will commence her trips at the opening of navigation next season.

The Murray Canal - letter to the editor, giving some early history of this project, and a possible alternate route - signed John Morris Flindall.

A most extraordinary freak of nature occurred during the late storm on Lake Erie. A channel was made through Long Point, 300 yards wide, and from 11 to 15 feet deep. It was in contemplation to cut a Canal at this place, the expenses of which were estimated at £12,000. [Herald]

Shipwreck of the Three Brothers - We mentioned a short time since the supposed loss of this schooner. As she has not yet been heard of, there can be no longer any doubt that she has been shipwrecked, and that all on board have perished. We find the following particulars in the

Palmyra Sentinel of Nov. 29th:-

On the morning of the 18th inst. the schooner Three Brothers, Capt. Stevenson, sailed from Poultneyville, freighted with wheat, apples, and cider, bound for Oswego, and is supposed to have been wrecked between 10 and 12 o'clock the same day - nothing definite having been heard since, from the vessel or crew. The persons supposed to be lost are John Stevenson, of Willliamson (captain,) Cephas Field, of Sodus; and William Bastian, of Mexico, Oswego co. (crew,) and Amos Gloyed, of French Creek, Jefferson co. (passenger.) The wheat, about 700 bushels, belonging to Messrs. Taylor & Co., of Oswego. The vessel was owned by Messrs. A. & B. Todd, of Pultneyville, and Capt. Stevenson. [Oswego Palladium]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1833