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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1844

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p.2 Last of the Fleet - The brig Queen Charlotte, Com. Barclay's flag ship in the great contest with Perry, for the supremacy of the lakes, has at length given up the ghost and become a prey to dry rot and the elements. During the past two seasons she has lost caste by being ignobly employed in the stave and lumber trade, until her owners deeming her no longer sea-worthy have yielded her up entirely to decay. She now lies dismantled - "a mere hulk" - no longer the van of the fleet, but a mouldering trophy of a glorious victory. [Buffalo Commercial]

Vice stings us, even in our pleasures; but virtue consoles us, even in our pains.

p.3 Arrival Extraordinary - The Cleveland (Ohio) Herald of Thursday last announces the arrival at that port on the previous day of the sloop St. Albans, of St. Albans, Vermont, Mortimer Blin, master, from Whitehall, Lake Champlain, on her way to New Orleans. The editor of the Herald says that Capt. Blin, who is a regular Vermonter, with a go ahead stamped on his every feature, informed him that he "took a notion to run his vessel through from Champlain to 'Orleans to see if the booty and buty he had heard tell on was what it was cracked up to be. If so, perhaps he might do a pretty good business down there a 'lighting' cotton and sugar from some of them rich, liberal fellars, and perhaps lay up a little change agin another hard winter in old Varmont." The vessel sailed for New Orleans the same evening via Ohio canal and the big rivers.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1844