The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1842

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p.2 A Collision - The Buffalo Commercial says that the little steamer Chicago came into port with her cutwater and starboard railing carried away in a collision with the steamer Commerce, a small boat which plies between Cleveland and some other ports beyond. The Commerce lost her larboard wheel house and one of her flanges, and was towed into Huron to repair. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

A Schooner Sunk - Captain Allen arrived at Buffalo, states that a few days since, when a few miles east of Cleveland light, he discovered a schooner in the distance with signals of distress hoisted, and upon nearing her she proved to be the Emily, Capt. Chase, a new vessel, with quite a number of persons on board. Capt. A. was informed that during the previous night, the Emily ran foul of a schooner and sunk her, and that those on board were the crew and passengers. One body was seen lying upon the hatches, supposed to have been a person either drowned or killed by the collision. The name of the lost vessel we are unable to learn. [ib]

p.3 Launch - Her Majesty's Ship, built at this Establishment will be launched on Tuesday next, the 20th instant, at half past three p.m. Any Persons wishing to witness the ceremony will be accommodated in the Naval Yard. Naval Yard, Kingston, 14th Sept., 1842.

The following was obligingly forwarded by Capt. Sutherland, of the steamboat St. George: - [Whig]

Last night about 9 p.m., wind about North, blowing strong, with pretty heavy sea, heavy rainy weather, very vivid lightning and heavy thunder, I observed a light which I first took for a star, and pointed it out to the Mate; about half an hour after, I went on the upper deck, and observed the same light on the truck, or upper end of the Jack Staff, which is placed on the bowsprit; I also saw two smaller lights one on each end of an iron cross tree, on the same mast. I pointed the above out to the 2nd Mate who was walking along side of me. The lights remained there for upwards of an hour before they disappeared.

Kingston, Sept. 13th, 1842

Contract taken for Grand River Canal. [Brantford Courier]

Speed of new steamer Montreal. [Montreal Herald]

Married - On the 10th inst., by the Rev. John Machar, Capt. James McAllan, of the General Brock, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Kennedy, of Kingston.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1842