The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1844

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p.2 The St. Lawrence and Rideau Canals are open. Steamers arrived from Montreal via the Rideau on Monday night, and the Mail Steamer Highlander, came up to this port yesterday, by the St. Lawrence.

We regret to learn that the Steamer Sovereign, one of our splendid Royal Mail Packets, while on her way down the river for wood, yesterday, struck on a Shoal (hitherto unknown,) which injured her so much that Captain Elmsley found it necessary to run the vessel ashore. Arrangements are made for hauling the Sovereign out on the Marine Railway, and it is expected she will be in a condition to resume her trip on Tuesday next. Meantime the line will be kept up as usual - say a boat every evening at 8 o'clock (Sunday excepted.)

p.3 The Emerald, which was unfortunately run aground in a fog opposite Grand Island, the middle of last week, was got off on Saturday and taken up to Buffalo to be overhauled. It is not believed that she has sustained much damage. Great credit is due to the proprietors of two of the Buffalo steamboats who sent down their vessels to assist in getting the Emerald off, and after the service was performed would accept no remuneration beyond payment for the wood they consumed. It is a pleasant duty to record acts of this description, and so long as the friendly feelings in which they originate, are cultivated by the inhabitants of the two countries, so long will harmony prevail on the frontiers. [Niagara Chronicle]

Lake Intelligence.

Buffalo, Thursday, April 18th

Spars Found - The main boom, gaff, topsail, rigging, etc., of some vessel supposed to have foundered last fall, was picked up on Grand Island a day or two since.

The Wreck of the Wave - Enough has been learned to make it more than probable that thirteen persons have perished from this ill-fated vessel. Two of the bodies have been washed ashore near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River, and were buried on Saturday week - one, that of Mr. Torry, of Southport, Wisconsin, and the other of a sailor.

Five of the crew of the Victor have been washed ashore near the head of the lake, lashed to a fragment of the vessel, all dead.

Naval Stores to be sold at Kingston Dockyard - to be sold by Auction, including one square cross head vertical steam engine, of 100 horse power, cylinder 48 inches, stroke 8 feet, about 90 iron casks, etc. 25th April..

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1844