The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1837

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p.2 On Saturday last our worthy townsman, Thomas Carfrae, Esq., Collector of Customs, had a narrow escape from drowning. A notorious ruffian, of the name of Masterson, whose boat Mr. Carfrae had lawfully seized for the non-payment of Lighthouse dues, suddenly seized him round the waist while standing on the wharf, and after a short struggle both went together over the wharf, but in falling, Mr. Carfrae retaining an admirable self-possession, dealt the scoundrel a blow which sundered him from his embrace, and drove him to a considerable distance from him; by this means he escaped a watery grave. He was encumbered with a heavy surtout, and a good weight of specie in his pockets, and it was with difficulty he reached the wharf. Masterson is in gaol, to answer for his crime at the Assizes, when it is to be hoped he will be visited with the exemplary which ought ever to await resistance to lawful authority - an offence so pestilentially demoralizing, that every community is deeply concerned in repressing it with a strong hand. Let it become fashionable to resist the Queen's officers, and our land will soon be desolate. [Toronto Patriot, 26th]

letter to editor about government waste at H.M. Dockyard and Fort Henry at Kingston, signed by Robert Jeffers.

p.3 letter to editor of Cornwall Observer about Notes of Board of Commissioners being sold at a depreciation by contractors on the St. Lawrence canals.


Lake Ontario

The New Steamboat


Capt. Armstrong

Will hereafter make three trips a week, between Kingston and Oswego, touching at all the intermediate Ports as follows:

Going Up

Leaves Kingston every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 6 o'clock A.M.

Dexter, same days, at 11 o'clock A.M.

Sacket's Harbor, same days, 12 o'clock.

Coming Down

Leaves Oswego every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 8 A.M.

Dexter, same days at 12 o'clock M.

Sacket's Harbor, do. at 12 o'clock M. (sic)

And arrives at Kingston in time for steamboats up the Bay of Quinte and down the River St. Lawrence.

For freight or passage apply to the master on board, or to the following Agents:

Jno. Counter, Kingston; M. Massey, Dexter; W. Buckley, Sacket's Harbor; J.O. Dickey & Co., Oswego.

To ensure the shipment of Property by the above Boat, it must be left with the Agents at the different Ports.

September, 1837.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1837