The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 17, 1841

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p.2 Last Wednesday morning the body of a man was found floating under the stern of a Schooner lying at Hooker & Henderson's wharf. An Inquest was held the same day: there being no one present to identify the body, the jury returned the verdict of "Found Drowned." The deceased is supposed to be one of the hands of the City of Toronto steamer.

It affords us much pleasure to learn, that the new vessel belonging to Messrs, Murray & Sanderson, constructed on the Ericson Propeller system, arrived in our port yesterday afternoon with 2 barges in tow, fully laden from Kingston. Owing to the difficulties in the navigation, such a feat has hitherto been deemed an impossibility, no person imagining that any steamer could tow two barges from Coteau du Lac to the Cascades. This has, however, been accomplished, in spite of the strong head wind which has prevailed for some time past. The name of the new steamer is Baron Toronto, and appropriately may be considered as an emblem of the nobleman who so energetically stemmed the tide of French ascendency in Canada East, and molded to his will the fierce democracy of Canada West. The steamer left Kingston on Sunday morning, incurred the severities of the snow storm of Monday, and arrived yesterday morning at Lachine. This shows the practability of towing from Montreal to Kingston via the Rideau Canal, and downwards via the St. Lawrence and the enterprising forwarders who accomplished the trip deserve the highest credit. The Baron Toronto, on her last trio this afternoon, at 4 o'clock. [Montreal Herald]

p.3 Government Contract - list of spars (with dimensions) wanted at Kingston Dock Yard.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 17, 1841