The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1835

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p.2 One of those accidents which will happen without any come-at-able blame attaching to either of the parties, or where each persists in attributing blame to the other, occurred here on Thursday last. It appears that the William IV, Capt. Hillyard, was arriving from Toronto, about 8 o'clock in the morning, with the wind down the Lake, and proceeding to McGuire's wharf, when the Sir James Kempt, from Strange's wharf, with the same object - the wind abeam of course - was crossing her hawse. The Sir James, to prevent her being taken amidships, backed off and received the William full a little before the wheel-house, the latter carrying away the guards and the round-house of the former, and demolishing her own figure-head. There was no other damage done, both boats continuing their regular trips, but a very possible occurrence might have occasioned the loss of life, as the destruction on board of the Sir James was complete.

p.3 Rideau Canal - We are indebted to Mr. Alley, Clerk of the Ottawa & Rideau Canal Company, for the following abstract of the business done on the Rideau Canal since Wednesday last. This will be continued semi-weekly, Mr. A. having kindly engaged to furnish us with the necessary documents.


June 11th - Steam Boat Thomas McKay, Captain Chambers, with barges Rob Roy and Trader, with full cargoes of merchandise for the upper Lake.

12th - The Steam Boat Margaret, crowded with emigrants.


11th - Steam Boat Bytown, with those fine barges Mayflower and Elegant, with full cargoes for Montreal.

The Burden boat Rapid, was sold by auction, at Prescott, on the 3rd inst., and purchased by Messrs. Jones & Norton for £1600.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1835