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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1835


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OTTAWA & RIDEAU COMPANY.

Arrived.

Aug. 18th - The steamer Rideau, Bowen, with barges Mary and Noah in tow (list of consignees).

Aug. 20th - The steamer Bytown, Robins, with passengers and goods (list of consignees).

Aug. 20th - The steamer Thos. McKay, Chambers, with barge Dolphin, 27 passengers (list of consignees).

Sailed.

Aug. 16th - The steamer Thos. McKay, Chambers, 359 bushels Wheat, 55 bbls. Pork.

Aug. 16th - The steamer Rideau, Bowen, 25 bbls. pork, D. Fisher, Bytown.

Aug. 20th - The steamer Bytown, Robins.

Aug. 22nd - The steamer Margaret, Capt. Morehouse, laden with a heavy cargo of Pork for Bytown, with Barge Noah in tow, deeply laden with Naval Stores for Montreal.

Per St. Lawrence, the Company's Barge Dolphin, with a cargo of Flour, for Montreal.

Melancholy Shipwreck and Loss of Life - On Thursday night last, the fine schooner Margaret, the property of Messrs. Perry & McArthur, of Hamilton, was struck by a sudden squall from the south-west, about 10 o'clock, between Long Point and the Ducks, by which she was instantly capsized. William Cullen, the mate, John McKenzie, a seaman, and Samuel Sampson, the cook, clung to the boat, by which they held on for a long time; but at length, finding they could not hold on much longer, they quitted her to regain the schooner, in which attempt, from their exhausted state, they unfortunately failed, and all 3 perished. The Captain and part-owner Mr. McArthur, and a seaman named John Griffiths, made fast to the wreck of the schooner until 5 o'clock on Friday morning, when they were fortunately discovered by Capt. Bray, of the schooner Comet, of Oakville, and rescued from their perilous situation, from whom they received that kindness and attention which their unfortunate situation required, and they were landed safely at Kingston. The Margaret was on her passage downwards, having on board about 40 barrels of Potash.


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Date of Original:
Aug. 22, 1835
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KN.1173
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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1835