The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1834

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p.1 The Carrying Place - Governor Simcoe's Canal - past history; survey was done last year, benefits of construction. (2 1/2 columns) [Montreal Gazette]

p.2 The Rideau Canal - goods arrive quicker than by the St. Lawrence. [Hallowel Free Press]

- body of man from steamer Margaret found at late Robert Drummond's wharf; while Durham boat was going down river for firewood, 2 men were knocked overboard by boom and drowned. [Herald]

*Coroner says there have been 28 casualties since last May.

letter to editor - gives description of St. Vincent on Lake Huron, 60 miles from Penetanguishene - "The Fishery on this Lake is better than on either Erie or Ontario. Salmon Trout, White Fish, and Sturgeon in abundance, together with the speckled Brook Trout, which is found in its streams..."

Improvement of the Trent - 2 articles. [Hallowell Free Press & Cobourg Star]

The weather during the past week has been unprecedently boisterous, and it is with much regret we have to record in consequence, a disastrous accident which occurred here on Saturday night last. It had been blowing hard from the eastward all day, and towards night the gale increased so much that fears were entertained for the safety of three schooners lying at the wharf - the Union, the Minerva Ann, and the Richard Cartwright; as in the event of a sudden change of the wind towards the west, the sea ran too high to admit of their rounding the pier in safety, which it would then be necessary to do. These fears, in the case of the latter vessel were unhappily realized. She had completed her loading of flour, barley, and potashes, in the afternoon, and was ready for departure about five o'clock, when the captain removed the vessel to the far end of the pier, thinking no doubt to take the earliest advantage of the expected change in the wind. The change, unluckily, proved too sudden for him, and the sea it occasioned too strong, for in an instant almost, we are told, his fastenings gave way and before assistance could be rendered, the vessel was on shore, where, in a short time, all her deck loading, consisting of pails, flour, etc., was washed and scattered. She has not yet been got off, but we are happy to say, on examination, it is thought neither the vessel nor cargo will be nearly so much damaged as expected. Several barrels of flour have been found not in the least injured, being so admirably packed; and it is hoped the owners of the potash etc. will be equally lucky. The Minerva sustained some injury by her windlass giving way, and it was thought advisable to lighten her by taking off the main boom. It is expected, however, she will be ready for sea again in a day or two. The Union got away in safety. [Cobourg Star]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1834