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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1836

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p.2 break in the Rideau Canal at foot of Long Island, 15 miles from Bytown, might take 7 days to fix.

The Diagonal Barge Quebec left our harbour on Monday morning last for Lower Canada, via the St. Lawrence, with a heavy cargo of flour, pork etc. The ingenious and enterprising owner, Mr. James George, was on board.

We understand that the schooner Margaret Miller, of Hillier, Capt. Sinclair, loaded with wheat and flour, ran foul of the steam boat Great Britain about 9 miles above Brockville, near the American shore, about 11 o'clock last night, was laid on her broadside, and in half an hour filled with water, and is considerably injured. The Great Britain had her engine stopped previous to the concussion, but having three heavy schooners in tow, could not stop in time to avoid the accident which ensued. The night was so dark that no blame can attach to any of the parties.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1836