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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1844

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p.2 Another Melancholy Accident - son of Capt. Elmsley, of steamer Sovereign, drowns in Niagara Dock. [Colonist]

Welland Canal - The Niagara Chronicle of 12th June says that "by the giving way of the aqueduct, about the middle of last week, the navigation was unfortunately impeded for a day or two. The accident was repaired with as little delay as possible, and on Saturday vessels were passing backwards and forwards as usual. It is confidently expected that the tolls this year will exceed the amount collected in any one year since the canal was constructed." [Colonist]

The Canal - To a friend in Port Dalhousie, we are indebted for the following account of the number of vessels which passed through the canal, during the month of May:-

Upwards Downwards

Propellers 4 2

Schooners 180 170

Scows 52 52

Boat 1 0

Total vessels 237 224

The greater part of the vessels up were light; tonnage 22,362; but those down were fully freighted. The above return cannot include vessels from the upper ports, with grain for the mills on the canal.

We were called upon some time since, by a contemporary, to obtain more particulars as to the business on the canal, and have applied at the Canal Office for such information, which used to be furnished for the Journal with the greatest pleasure; but while the officers here are instructed to keep such and such details, they are to refer applicants for copies to the Office of the Board of Works, Kingston. [St. Catherine's Journal]

p.3 Drowned - man falls off barge at Custom House Wharf, directions for recovery of drowned person by American Shipwreck Society.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1844