p.3 Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of the Battle of Kingston, when the American Squadron, consisting of a Brig and six smaller armed vessels entered the Harbour with the intention of cutting out the Royal George, a twenty-two gun Brig, but were beat off by the batteries which were manned by the Provincial Artillery, aided by an Officer and half a dozen of the non-commissioned Officers and gunners of the Royal Artillery. The Militia of the District generally, were on the ground, ready to meet the enemy, had they affected a landing. We think a day so glorious to Kingston, ought in future to be commemorated.
On the following day the Schooner Simcoe, Merchant Vessel, Capt. Richardson, the father of our respected fellow townsman Robert Richardson, Esq., was chased by the American Brig and four other armed vessels, but escaped through the Captain's superior knowledge of the navigation of the Lake, who ran his vessel between the main land and a shoal off Wartman's Point, the Americans very nearly getting on the shoal, but hauled off and left her. The Simcoe, however, had unfortunately received a thirty-two pound shot, between wind and water, and she sunk near the wharf. The Simcoe's crew consisted of a Captain, Mate and four seamen, the Captain and Mate were English, and the four seamen were Canadians. This interesting chase was witnessed by thousands.
We are happy to hear that the report of the barge Quebec having been lost is without foundation. She was seen yesterday morning at Cobourg by Capt. Ives of the schooner Kingston, having suffered nothing in the late gale but the loss of her shears. [Upper Canada Herald]
THE CANADA STEAM PACKET.
Well found in all materials, her engine in good order, her hull has undergone a most thorough repair within a short period to the amount of some hundred pounds, when her decks, beams, and upper works were all made new. She is well adapted for any short route, is an excellent sea boat, well adapted for towing, passengers or cargo. Her speed is 8 miles per hour, and more when favored by her canvass, being schooner rigged. She will be sold extremely low for Cash, or part Cash part Credit. She is now lying at Toronto.
For further particulars apply to Hugh Richardson,
Managing Owner, Toronto.
Toronto, Nov. 3rd, 1835.