The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1844

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p.2 The Royal Mail Packet Sovereign was hauled out on the Kingston Railway on Monday last with great ease - thereby proving the capabilities of the machinery to draw out vessels of the largest class. It was found that the Sovereign had sustained considerable injury, a sharp rock having penetrated through her bottom on the larboard side about mid-ships, forming a hole nearly three feet long and one foot wide. The top of the rock broke off, a large piece having been found inside when the planks were raised. The vessel is now undergoing a thorough scraping and caulking, as well as having the damage repaired, and will take her place on the line on Friday.

Welland Canal - During the month of April there cleared upwards from Port Dalhousie 5 propellers, 118 schooners, 3 boats, 29 scows. The masters of vessels seem in high spirits at their prospects the present season, and speak well of the perfect state of the canal navigation.

[St. Catharines Journal]

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1844