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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1842


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p.2 Capt. Drew's Plan For Preventing Ships From Becoming Hogged [United Service Gazette]

p.3 The Weather has calmed a little since our last. The gale which we mentioned on Saturday continued with unabated violence till Sunday night. The Royal Mail Steamer Princess Royal broke her shaft off Presque Isle on Sunday morning, while on her way to Toronto. The engine was instantly stopped and no further damage done. She returned to Kingston by canvass.

We learn that the American Steamer Oneida sprung a leak and was run ashore on Stony Point, where she has become a total wreck. It is rumored that two or three schooners have been lost - and we should not be at all surprised to hear of many accidents in consequence of the late storm. We copy the following scrap from yesterday's Herald:

In addition we have received the following account of the loss of the St. David:

On Saturday afternoon the passengers of the St. David arrived here by the steamer Prince of Wales. The St. David left Kingston for Montreal on Thursday about noon, and was driven on shore by stress of weather, at Howe Island, on Friday morning, together with five barges, heavily laden, principally with flour. The passengers left the boat about 1 o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, during a terrific storm of wind and snow, and after wandering through the woods the distance of about a mile, at length came to Mr. Cooper's log cottage, under whose hospitable roof they remained until Sunday, when they were relieved by Capt. Crysler, of the steamer Prince of Wales. At the time the passengers left the St. David, the sea was making a clear breach over the boat.

Cabin Passengers on board: Mr E. Stanley, Civil Engineer, lady and 3 children; Miss McDonough; Capt. Gildersleeve and daughter; Dr. Meilleur, Superintendent of Education, Canada East; Rev. P. Mackeleuf; J. Carroll, Esq.


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Date of Original:
Nov. 23, 1842
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KN.1927
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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1842