The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1839

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p.2 The Ottawa Company Barge Dolphin, in passing through one of the Locks, touched upon the fragment of a rock and injured her bottom so as to cause considerable damage to the cargo. Messrs. Macpherson & Crane have in the most business like manner, agreed to settle the loss to the owners of the goods at once.

Railway - The American steamer St. Lawrence, Capt. Evans, arrived here on Monday last, from Ogdensburgh, to be hauled out on the Rail-way as soon as the Steamer Gore of Niagara, now undergoing repairs, comes off. The American Steamer Telegraph was also on the Rail-way some time ago. This is a striking proof of the superiority of the Kingston Railway over that of the Niagara or Oswego.

We learn from the Oswego Herald that the Schooner Gurnsey, of Rochester, the vessel that carried the band of pirates to Cobourg, returned to Oswego from a Canadian port lumber laden; the Captain and crew were drunk, and had more money than persons in their circumstances generally possess. This added to other suspicions induced the Collector at Oswego to seize the vessel. A Deputy Marshall was immediately sent to Cobourg, to obtain information against the vessel and crew. The Captain has absconded.....

Toronto Regatta - details of races for 2 and 4 oared skiffs. [Toronto Patriot]

p.3 Steam Boat Accident - The steamer United States ran into the steamer Great Britain, off the mouth of the Genesee River, on Thursday night last, at half past 11 o'clock. The Britain's guard, on the starboard side, just before the boilers, is cut entirely through, and the plank shear ripped up. If there had been a proper look-out on board the U. States, the accident could not have happened. The Cobourg takes the place of the Great Britain, so that the communication will not be interrupted.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1839