p.2 Cedar Island Accident - details of Relief Fund.
The Montreal Courier of Wednesday contains the following notice of the arrival of Capt. Patterson's Propeller, at Lachine:
"We have to state for the information of our mercantile readers, what is to us, and ought to be to them, an interesting fact. There is now lying at Lachine a propeller Steamboat, the Ireland, Capt. Patterson, having on board her, 2300 barrels of Flour. This vessel, the largest and with the largest cargo ever yet known, has descended the Rapids and passed through the Beauharnois Canal in perfect safety, drawing 7 1/2 feet of water. The propeller took the ground slightly at the entrance of the Beauharnois Canal, thereby proving that it will be necessary to deepen the channel if the transit of such large vessels becomes common, as it doubtless will. This propeller brought 2500 barrels to Kingston, but unshipped 200 of them at that port, with the view of being on the safe side in this her trial trip. When the Lachine Canal is finished, we have no doubt but that vessels of this class will proceed at once to Quebec. The speed of this propeller is a little over 8 1/2 miles per hour!
Distressing Accident - Yesterday, shortly after the arrival of the Admiral at Mr. Gorrie's wharf, one of her hands named Michael Madegan, fell between the Boat and the wharf, and was drowned. Every exertion was made to save him, but half an hour elapsed before he could be taken out of the water. [Toronto Globe]