The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1848

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p.3 Melancholy Accident - Yesterday, Mr. Robert Riddell, of Portsmouth, accidentally met his death while assisting to raise the steamer Perth. He was engaged in getting the block under the bottom of the vessel; and while employed in canting the block, had his head between the latter and the vessel. The person who had the end of the "fall" let it slip, in endeavouring to make it fast, and deceased's head was crushed between the bottom of the boat and the lever. He was a young man much respected.

The Isabella - Yesterday, the schooner Isabella, commanded by Capt. Robert Anglen, arrived in this port, from Oswego. She brought 3 bells for the Roman Catholic Cathedral now being built in Kingston....


A new and beautiful steamer built at Mr. Fowler's Ship Yard, H. Gildersleeve, Esq., owner, will be launched this Wednesday 23rd inst., at 3 o'clock P.M., it being the birth day of our Gracious Sovereign Queen Victoria, and general Review of the Troops of this Garrison - a more orderly and respectable body of men, does not belong to Her Majesty's service. It is expected that all the respectable citizens, and particularly the Ladies will witness this ancient Baptismal rite - ourselves not excepted. [Herald - style made fun of by editor of Argus]


The New & Splendid Steamer


Will leave Kingston for Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, Rochester, Youngstown, Cleveland, Detroit, Sheboygan, Milwaukie, Racine and Southport,

On Friday next, 2nd June.

For Freight or Passage, apply to


Kingston, May 25, 1848.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1848