The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1846

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p.3 Corporation - Harbour Bill read a 3rd time and passed; George Clark appointed light-house keeper.

A New Propeller - The Earl Cathcart - A new Propeller built at Amherstburgh during the summer by Messrs. Parks & Company and others, arrived here this morning from Toronto with a large miscellaneous freight, (equal to 8,000 bush. of wheat,) and several cabin passengers. She drew 7 feet 9 inches. This propeller is of the largest class, and when the St. Lawrence canals are completed next year, will ply between Montreal and the upper lakes. The following are the Earl's dimensions - length 138 feet overall; breadth of beam, 25 feet, depth of hold, 9 1/2 feet, burthen, about 350 tons. She is propelled by two engines of 40 horsepower each, built by Cayuga Co. of Cleveland, which drive her through the water at the rate of 10 miles an hour. The cabins are tastefully fitted up, and afford good accommodation for 30 passengers. The Earl Cathcart is commanded by Capt. Symes, whom, with his noble vessel, we wish every success.

Inquest - On Friday evening last an inquest was held by John Stewart, Coroner, on view of the body of a man named Alex. Allan, a "deckhand" on board the American steamer Niagara. The deceased had fallen off the upper deck of that boat, while he was in the act of arranging some empty flour barrels, and was drowned.

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1846