The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1839

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p.3 We regret to learn that the United States steamer was fired upon a few days since as she was coming out of Ogdensburgh by some idle persons on the Prescott side of the river. The vessel, however, was so far distant that the balls did not get near her. We learn that His Excellency Sir George Arthur has issued very strict orders to abstain from acts of this kind.

Since writing the above, we learn that the American schooner Pardee was also fired upon at Brockville a few days since.

The Oneida Steamer, now in the service of the U.S. Government, we understand, proceeded to Brockville on Monday evening last, having a company of soldiers from Sackett's Harbor on board, for the purpose of making enquiries as to the cause of this outrage. Firing into defenceless vessels appears to us pitiful.

The American Steamer Telegraph touched at this port this morning, on her regular trip to Ogdensburgh.

The Shores of Lake Erie - His Excellency George Arthur considers the need for a safe port on Lake Erie to be very important.

The Gore Steamer - The Niagara Chronicle of the 11th April says:

A new Steamboat, built by the Niagara Dock Company for James Lockhart, Esq., will be launched in a few days. She is intended to ply between Toronto and Hamilton, bearing the name of the Gore, and is to rank among the A-1 clippers of the lake.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1839