The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1843

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p.1 The Wheat Trade With Canada - costs, etc. (full column) [Cleveland Herald]

p.2 Atmospheric Phenomenon - On Sunday afternoon, says the Oswego Palladium, - the wind easterly and the atmosphere clear with some clouds - we had the most extraordinary vision of distant objects upon the lake and beyond it that has occurred for many years. Many distant objects, which are far below the horizon became distinctly visible. It is not an unusual thing in easterly weather for the Galoo Islands at 30 miles distance to loom up and come into sight. On Sunday they were not only very plainly in sight, but seemed to have come nearer to us - to have diminished their distance one half. The Ducks and Pigeon Isles, which are some 40 miles off, and which are rarely seen, were in plain view. But what is still more wonderful, the whole Canadian shore from Point Peter to the Kingston Passage, and the entrance into the St. Lawrence was visible. With a telescope, the whole loomed up in plain view.

p.3 five men out in small boat in Bay, it upsets and 2 drown; "...the steamer City of Toronto being in the harbor, some of the crew observed the accident, went out with their boat, and succeeded in rescuing the surviving three men..." [Toronto Colonist]

Died - In Toronto, on Sunday evening last, Mr. Hugh Glenn, for many years mate of the Transit. The deceased was very generally known and esteemed; and the day following his demise, all the steamers and vessels in the harbour had their colours half-mast high, out of respect for his memory.


Timber Ship for Sale.

To be sold by Auction at Dunnville, Grand River, Lake Erie, on the 15th June next, (if not disposed of by private contract before that day,) the Hull of the Steam Ship Toronto, formerly General Porter, sound, strong, and in good order, every way calculated to make an excellent Timber Vessel.

Suitable Anchors and Chain Cables can be bought with her if required.


Length, 147 feet; breadth, extreme 29 1/2 ft., depth of hold, 9 1/4 ft., draft of water 4 feet, Tonnage 343.

Further particulars may be had at the Naval Department, Grand River, Lake Erie.

Kingston Yard, 12th May, 1843.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1843