The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1849

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p.3 Melancholy Disaster and Loss of Life - We learn by the mate of a vessel just arrived from up the lake, that the Schooner John Lillie, Capt. Keaho, capsized during the recent blow, when between Great Traverse and the North Manitou, and it is feared all on board were lost. The Indians first brought the news over to Manitou, who reported they had found eight dead bodies. The Lillie had on board 12 or 15 persons, passengers and crew. She was light and was proceeding up the lake for a load of bark, shingles, etc. [Chicago Journal]


on the

River St. Lawrence!

The Steamer


Unrivalled for speed and comfort, having received entire New Upper and Lower Cabins and Furniture, will commence her Regular Trips in the early part of next week, between this Port and Montreal, direct through by


The Fashion, it is expected, will make three trips each week, and the public may rely upon her being a safe, respectable and cheap commodious conveyance.

Lake and River Steam Packet Office.

Kingston, May 8, 1849.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1849