The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1838

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p.1 Welland Canal - Engineer's Report, on the Present State, and Proposed Deviations and Improvements Upon the Welland Canal - by N.H. Baird, and H.H. Killaly, Civil Engineers, dated February 23rd, 1838. (over 3 columns) [St. Catharines Journal]

p.2 Capt. Sandom, R.N., Commander of the Naval Forces on the Lakes, arrived this morning from Quebec, and goes on to Lake Erie in the William. We are informed from a source entitled to credit, that a naval force will be immediately stationed on Lakes Ontario and Erie, for the protection of our frontier.

An American Steam Boat, the Washington, was burnt at or near Long Point, Lake Erie, on Saturday last, and melancholy to relate, it is said about 50 lives were lost. There certainly must be a great degree of carelessness in the management of U.S. steamers, when so many serious accidents occur.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1838