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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1834

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p.2 A most astonishing draught of fish was taken on Thursday morning last, at Wellington, at one haul, namely 104 Sturgeon, averaging at least 40 lbs. a piece, equal to 4000 lbs. weight; besides a few pickerel etc. They were caught on Lake Ontario, not far from the shore, there were no less than three double waggon loads of them, and some of the Sturgeon were so long and so heavy that a very powerful man could scarcely lift them with both his hands over a very low fence adjoining the Grove at Wellington. [Hallowell Free Press]

From the Grenville Gazette.

Mr. McLeod, Sir:

I have seen a communication in your last paper, signed S. which I take for granted is the first letter of the name of the Captain of the Steam Boat Oswego, and I am sorry that he should have asserted what he has there done, or I never should have troubled you. He says that on the day when the Britiannia broke her shaft, (he is mistaken there,) he ordered the Oswego along side of her, and offered to take her in tow, but no person on board thought proper to make him an answer, although they must have distinctly heard him. Now if he calls ordering the Oswego along side, crossing our bow at a distance of a hundred feet or more, and at the rate of six or seven miles an hour, he then certainly was along side, and as to his making an offer to tow us, if any such thing was done, it was from such a place and in such a tone that it never was heard. If that is the way to offer to tow a boat, it has been done.

If Captain S. wishes to be of service to any boat when she is in trouble, I would recommend him to stop his engine and raise his voice. Your obedient Servant,

J. Herchmer.

The fine new steam-boat Commodore Barrie made a trial trip on Thursday, in which she proved her right to a place among our fastest boats. Under the command of Lieut. Clarke, R.N., she is expected to commence her regular trips early next week.

We were visited in our harbour on Thursday by the new boat Rapid, Capt. Doty, built at Prescott, on a plan similar to that called the Burden. For the present, at least, there is a sad failure in the degree of speed with which she was expected to travel - her rate being but 8 or 9 miles per hour.

Died - On Thursday, at his residence near Kingston, of cholera, Mr. Robert Drummond, Esq., aged 43 years.... contractor on Rideau Canal, etc.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1834