The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov.  6, 1841

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p.2 We are happy to learn that the Royal Mail Steamer Niagara will be down on Tuesday, her repairs being completed. Her worthy proprietor the Hon. John Hamilton is expected in her with his Lady and family to take up his permanent residence in Kingston.

"On Friday the 16th inst., as the schooner John Simpson of Whitby was on her passage from Oswego to Kingston, and soon after leaving the former port, she encountered a heavy gale, in whch she lost both her masts. The Express steamer passed by at the time, and though within 40 rods of her, paid no attention to the signal of distress from the unfortunate schooner. We leave it to the public to judge of such cold-blooded and heartless conduct."

The above from the Kingston Chronicle of the 23rd ult. is found in error and does great injustice to the Captain and owners of the steamer Express. The facts are these: The schooner referred to was seen standing off this port on the morning of the 16th with a signal of distress. The steamer Express then lying in port was immediately despatched to her relief. After running for some time with a heavy sea on, the Express got so near the schooner as to discover her running at a rapid rate before a strong wind directly for Kingston. The schooner had suffered no apparent damage, except the cap of her mainmast was carried away."

[Oswego Herald of Nov. 2nd]

p.3 Steamboat Notice - The River Mail Steamers will, till the close of the navigation, leave this Port for Dickenson's Landing, at 1/2 past 7 A.M. instead of 9 as heretofore.

Lake and River Steamboat Office, 6th Nov., 1841.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov.  6, 1841