The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1839


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p.1 Trial at Cobourg - of rebels that came on schooner Guernsey, of Genesee, Capt. Terry.

p.2 The New Steamer for the Bay of Quinte - We have just returned from a visit to the new steam boat now building by the Kingston Marine Railway Company, for the proprietors of the steam-boat Sir James Kempt. This beautiful vessel will take up station on the Bay of Quinte next season. She is built by Mr. Shay, the master builder of the Company, under the superintendence of Captain Gildersleeve. From our conversation, strengthened by opinions of others, we have no hesitation in saying that for model, material, workmanship and strength, she is of the very first class. Her speed is yet to be tested, but there is no doubt Messrs. Ward and Brush (who are building the Engine) will do her ample __tice.

It may be worthy of notice that it is Captain Gildersleeve who first, in Upper Canada, projected and built a steam-boat for the River St. Lawrence and the Bay of Quinte, now twenty-one years ago. This worthy and enterprising has continued in the steam-boat business ever since which, by good management and skill, he has conducted to the satisfaction of the public, and, we believe, profit to himself.

Mr. Rose, of Marysburgh, whose letter appeared in our last, informs us that the body of the captain of the ill-fated schooner New York, was found on Sunday morning the 22nd inst. Found were $37 and his clearance from the port of __land in his pocket. He was the ___ who clung so long to the wreck, being distinguished by his dress.

The bodies of the two men formerly found have been decently interred by the inhabitants of Marysburgh, the Coroner having first held an inquest over them.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 25, 1839
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KN.1598
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1839