p.2 The Navy - H.M. Steamer Traveller, Lieut. Harper, Commander, departs this evening for the Naval Station, Grand River, Lake Erie, with a reinforcement of officers and seamen. We are glad to find the Ministry paying so much attention to our naval forces on the lakes, and we trust they will yet do justice to the meritorious services of the gallant officers and men who so eminently distinguished themselves in the defence of the Province from the attacks of the sympathizers.
There arrived this morning by the Rideau steamer, Lieut. C.S. Williamson, Dr. L. Martin, Purser Joseph Marsh, Gunner James Wood, and 49 seamen for the dockyard at Point Frederick.
The new American steamer St. Lawrence made her first trip to Ogdensburgh on the 10th inst. She is 200 feet long, 20 feet beam, and is said to combine comfort, speed and beauty.
Destruction of the John Bull Steamer By Fire - Loss of Life - after leaving William Henry, between Quebec and Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]
p.3 The steamers Great Britain, United States, and St. Lawrence form a daily line between Oswego and Lewiston.
Steamboat Goderich Sunk - On Thursday night last, the Steamboat Goderich, while on her way to Amherstburgh, and when within a short distance of that town, was run into by the steamboat Erie, and immediately sunk. No blame is attached to the Captain of the Erie, or any one on board, but the accident is attributed to the mismanagement of the man at the helm of the unfortunate Goderich, whose passengers and hands were taken up by the Captain of the Erie, who also exerted himself to save every floating article belonging to the Goderich. It is supposed she will be raised without much trouble, when she will resume her trips between this and Chatham. We understand the Goderich was insured. [Sandwich Herald]
Forwarding - 1839.
E. Hackett & Co., Montreal
W. Dickinson & Co., Kingston and Prescott
Forwarders of Merchandize and Produce, via the Rideau Canal and River St. Lawrence.
Canal Wharf, March 28th, 1839.