The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1846

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p.3 Fatal Accident - About six o'clock last evening, as the second engineer, Joseph Burgess, of the steamboat London, was engaged in oiling the crank of the shaft, (the London having on a head of steam,) the swell of the steamboat Louisiana, which was passing at the time, caused the wheel of the London to turn, which caught him, and killed him instantly. Mr. Burgess resided near Toronto, Canada, aged about 34 years - we understand he was a young man without a family, and much respected among his associates. Coroner Harris was called, and gave a verdict in accordance with the facts. [Buffalo Courier & Pilot Oct. 13th]

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

Oct. 9th - Schr. England, Toronto, 5506 bush. wheat, Jones & Walker.

Schr. A.J. Brown, Port Darlington, 398 bbls. flour, 3778 bushels wheat, Jones & Walker.

10th - Schr. Sir Robert Peel, Toronto, 2727 bush. wheat, 40 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Company.

11th - Schr. Mariner, Oakville, 1448 bush. wheat, 27 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1500 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Highland Chief, Toronto, 2003 bush. wheat, 40 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. James Coleman, Cleveland, 172 bales hemp, Hooker & Henderson; 40 bbls. pork, Collins & Spence; 86 do., Quebec Forwarding Co.; 6503 bush. wheat, C. & J. McDonald & Co.; 134 bbls. pork, 82 casks tallow, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Ontario, Oswego, 43 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; sundries, J.H. Greer.

13th - Schr. Hannah Counter, Whitby, 3998 pcs. staves, 71 pcs. oak, H. Baldwin.

Brigantine Lilla, Port Dalhousie, 189 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Propeller Earl Cathcart, Cleveland, etc. 5000 bush. wheat, Jones & Walker; 77 bbls. flour, D. McIntosh; 115 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 23 bbls. ashes, Hooker & Henderson; 117 bbls. ashes, McPherson & Crane.

14th - Brig British Queen, Chatham, 2400 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Propeller Ireland, Hamilton, 150 bbls. apples, Hooker, Henderson & Co.; 144 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.; 175 bbls. pork, J.D. Bryce & Co.; 10,235 bush. wheat, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Lord Durham, Port Sydenham, 2500 bush. wheat, 60 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 100 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Helen Mar, Cleveland, 4000 bush. corn, James Morton; 40 bbls. pork, D. McIntosh.


By the Canadian Shore.

The Magnificent New Steam Propeller


will leave this Port on Sunday next, the 20th October, for Amherstburgh and Detroit, calling at Toronto and Port Stanley.

For Freight or Passage, having superior accommodations for Cabin or Deck Passengers, apply to the Captain on board or to


Kingston, 15th Oct., 1846.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1846