The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1839

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p.1 The Lakes - dimensions, depths, etc.

p.3 The brigantine J. Dougall, belonging to Messrs. J. & J. Dougall, Sandwich, sailed from this place on the 14th ult. and after calling at various intermediate ports for freight, arrived at Amherstburg on the 22nd, thus completing a voyage of from 400 to 500 miles in the short space of 8 days, two of which, be it observed, she was detained at Toronto and another two in the Welland Canal. There is no instance of a like speedy trip within the memory of the oldest seaman on the Lakes. By this the J. Dougal has proved herself as superior in her sailing qualities as she is acknowledged to be in point of beauty and workmanship.

We understand there has been a letter addressed to the Captain of the Telegraph steamer, that he and his boat would be burnt if he continues to visit this port. It is either the production of some designing rogue interested in another boat or the same trade, or some mischievous person for a hoax. We can assure the Captain and owners of the Telegraph that their boat is as safe in Kingston harbour from any violence, as good laws justly and promptly administered can make her, and moreover, that the commandant, in conjunction with the Magistrates, has given orders concerning that boat while she remains here.

The schooner Atlas, of Henderson Harbor, N.Y., was capsized in a squall near Oswego last Friday, and went to the bottom with all hands. She was laden with stone. The Telegraph steamer put off to her assistance, but on reaching the spot could find nothing but hats and coats. [Herald]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1839