The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1848

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p.3 Yesterdays Excursion - We regret to learn that the pleasure anticipated from yesterday's excursion was somewhat marred by the grounding of the Queen Victoria on one of the numerous reefs in the river between French Creek and Gananoque. Capt. Cummins of the steamer Lily, who had been hailed for assistance, after endeavoring for some time to jerk off the Queen shipped the Excursion party and arrived here with them this morning.

This morning the Prince of Wales like an affectionage and chivalrous son, proceeded to the Queen Victoria's assistance, and Queen and Prince have both returned to port.

The Comet - This splendid vessel arrived at this port on Sunday last, and was visited by a goodly number of our inhabitants. She is really deserving all the encomiums that have been bestowed upon her, by the Press of Kingston and Quebec. We heard some rumors that she was intended to ply between this port and Kingston during the remainder of the season, but on whatever route she may run, we are certain she must be a favorite. [Hamilton Spectator]

A Curious Circumstance - When the schooner Mary Ann of Goderich, Capt. Crabb, was about fifteen miles from the St. Clair Rapids, and eight miles from land, on the 18th inst., bound for this port, there alighted on the vane at the mast head, a swarm of Bees, which after some trouble was got into a basket and safely landed on deck. But when arrived there, their beeships did not appear satisfied, and took themselves to the mast head again. After dark they were again brought down and got into a half barrel, and on arriving in port were brought ashore, and are now working away like Britons.

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1848