p.2 Accident - On Sunday night last, as the cook of the Oswego Steam Boat, a colored man, was coming up to town from the boat which was then lying at Feehan's wharf, he walked into the Bay, mistaking it for the wharf, and was drowned. We learn that the body was taken up and brought away in the Steam Boat, without awaiting a Coroner's Inquest, which the Law in such cases orders and directs to be holden. [Toronto Courier, Sept. 22nd]
The following notice of a 'diagonal built boat' is from the Quebec Mercury; should such boats be found to answer their destined purpose, they will facilitate, and tender, comparatively easy, the transport of all produce and merchandise through the entire route of those Provinces: [Toronto Courier, Sept 22nd]
"We have seen a small barge built on the diagonal plan, by calculation 100 tons burthen, for the purpose of navigating the waters of the St. Lawrence and Rideau Canal, to any part of the Upper Lakes as far as St. Joseph, or Chicago (Lake Michigan) where a canal will connect the waters of the St. Lawrence with those of the Mississippi, at a distance from this city of nearly 12,000 miles (sic). She appears to give general satisfaction, and does great credit to those who intend to essay this simple method of establishing a direct trade, to any part of the upper lakes, with Montreal and Quebec. She drew only 9 inches when launched.
- improvement of Navigation from Rice Lake to Heeley's Falls on the River Trent [Cobourg Star]