The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1838

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p.2 An Act To Protect the Public Against Accidental Injury From Machinery Used in Mills, and for Other Purposes - guards are to be erected in all steamboats, steam-cars and carriages, Mills, Machinery and other Buildings, where machinery is used. It is the duty of Collector of Customs to Inspect; Master or person in charge subject to fine of one pound; a certificate will be granted for 6 months after inspection. (passed 6th March, 1838)

Steamboat Milwaukie - The Government have chartered the new and swift steamboat Milwaukie, for the service of the United States upon the Lakes in place of the Erie, which was employed on the River frontier. The Milwaukie is one of the first class boats on the Lakes.

It is stated in the Journal, that Lieut. Homans is to command the Milwaukee. The charge of the soldiers, etc., to remain, however, as heretofore, under an army officer, and the vessel to be subject to the requisitions and orders of the commanding officer on the frontier. [Buff. Comm. Adv.]

Disgraceful - steamboat Bunker Hill arrived with 200 discharged Canadian volunteers; blackguards began abusing them and throwing missiles at them; Capt. Homans, of Government steamboat Milwaukie, posted sentinels. [Buffalo Journal]

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1838