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  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 30, 1838
        Yesterday morning the schr. BROCK brought up from Amherstburgh, and landed at our wharf, the long nine-pounder, which was taken with the schooner 'ANN of Detroit,' two smaller guns, 200 stand of musket and accoutrements, and 20,000 rounds of ball cartridge. The ...
      Yesterday morning the schr. BROCK brought up from Amherstburgh, and landed at ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 16, 1838
        The hermaphrodite schooner 'BROCK,' lost two of her guns during a little squall on Lake Huron, a short time ago, which, it appears, were not secured against such an emergency, doubtless, owing to the supposition by the salt water gentleman who commands the vessel, ...
      The hermaphrodite schooner 'BROCK,' lost two of her guns during a little ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 9, 1838
        The Steam Boat CYNTHIA Burnt. -- On Saturday last the Steam Boat CYNTHIA, commanded by Capt. J. H. Hodson, when two miles this side of Amherstburgh, on her way to sandwich, was discovered to be on fire. So rapidly did the flames spread over the upper works, that it was ...
      The Steam Boat CYNTHIA Burnt. -- On Saturday last the Steam Boat ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, January 3, 1838
        Since our first number was issued we have been in a state of excitement never before equaled in consequence of the threatening attitude assumed by the rebel blood-hounds and their associates, the loafers of Detroit. Ever since the dispersion of McKenzie and his brave, ...
      Since our first number was issued we have been in a state ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, January 3, 1838
        Since our first number was issued we have been in a state of excitement never before equaled in consequence of the threatening attitude assumed by the rebel blood-hounds and their associates, the loafers of Detroit. Ever since the dispersion of McKenzie and his brave, ...
      Since our first number was issued we have been in a state ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, December 19, 1839
        It affords us much pleasure to copy from the Detroit Free Press of the 11th instant, the following testimonial of the gallantry and humanity displayed by our esteemed friend, Samuel Hosk Derriman, Esq., R. N., of Her Majesty's steamer KINGSTON:-- "The subscribers , passengers on ...
      It affords us much pleasure to copy from the Detroit Free Press ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 18, 1839
        (From the Detroit Free Press, Sept. 3.) DESTRUCTION OF THE STEAMBOAT "GREAT WESTERN." About half past seven o'clock on Sunday evening, after our Monday's paper was put to press, our city was thrown into great excitement by a cry ...
      (From the Detroit Free Press, Sept. 3.) DESTRUCTION OF THE STEAMBOAT "GREAT ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 11, 1839
        A schooner was capsized opposite this town on Monday last, a strong gale from the South West prevailing at the time. She had neither cargo or ballast on board, and had she not been improperly managed the accident would not have occurred. No lives were lost; proper assistance was rendered ...
      A schooner was capsized opposite this town on Monday last, a strong ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 28, 1839
        We learn from the Oswego Herald that the schooner GURNSEY, of Rochester, the vessel that carried the gang of pirates to Cobourg, returned to Oswego from a Canadian port lumber laden; the Captain and crew were drunk, and had more money than persons in their circumstances ...
      We learn from the Oswego Herald that the schooner GURNSEY, of Rochester, ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 21, 1839
        The Steam-boat THREE BROTHERS. -- The enterprising and public-spirited Messrs. Eberts of the flourishing town of Chatham, have lately added to our few water craft a splendid new steamer bearing the above appropriate name. She was launched at Chatham last Spring, and ...
      The Steam-boat THREE BROTHERS. -- The enterprising and public-spirited Messrs. Eberts of ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 13, 1839
        The Steamboat CYNTHIA. -- Which was burnt last autumn between this and Amherstburgh, part of whose hull and engine was saved from the devouring elements, last week made her appearance in our waters, having come from Chatham, entirely renovated, resucitated, altered, amended, ...
      The Steamboat CYNTHIA. -- Which was burnt last autumn between this and ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 6, 1839
        A few days since, one of the Yankee Brigands captured at Windsor, and so humanely set at large by His Excellency Sir George Arthur, with several of his companions in arms, a short time since paid a visit to a gentleman in the neighborhood, and demanded a watch which he ...
      A few days since, one of the Yankee Brigands captured at Windsor, ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, February 29, 1840
        (From the Toronto Patriot.) INDEMNIFICATION FOR LOSSES. The House on the motion of Col. Prince, went into a committee of the whole for granting a sum sufficient to indemnify persons from losses, and to pay all demands arising out of the late rebellion and invasion of this ...
      (From the Toronto Patriot.) INDEMNIFICATION FOR LOSSES. The House on the motion ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, January 16, 1840
        On Tuesday last a new steamboat, built for the Hon. John Hamilton, was launched in gallant style from the works of the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, amid the loud hurrahs of a large assemblage of spectators. She was christened the NIAGARA, is intended to run between Toronto ...
      On Tuesday last a new steamboat, built for the Hon. John Hamilton, ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, November 25, 1841
        We are glad to learn that the new vessel, belonging to Messrs. Murray and Sanderson, constructed by Mr. Nelson Walker, of this city, upon the propeller system, arrived in port on Wednesday, with two barges in tow fully laden, from Kingston. Owing to the difficulties of the navigation, such a ...
      We are glad to learn that the new vessel, belonging to Messrs. ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, November 4, 1841
        We are sorry to learn that the LADY COLBORNE steamer is likely to prove a total loss. She was insured, we believe, to the extent of only £1000, and her value has been estimated at £7,000 or £8,000. ---- Montreal Gazette. We sincerely regret to learn that ...
      We are sorry to learn that the LADY COLBORNE steamer is likely ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, October 28, 1841
        STEAMBOAT COLLISION. -- We regret to hear that during the night of Wednesday those fine steamers, the SYDENHAM and LADY COLBORNE, whilst proceeding on their passage between Montreal and Quebec, came in contact near Port St. Francis with such violence that the master ...
      STEAMBOAT COLLISION. -- We regret to hear that during the night of ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, October 14, 1841
        The schooner YARMOUTH, of Port Stanley, with a cargo of 1300 bushels of wheat, was wrecked near Port Colborne on the 26th September -- cargo all lost, crew saved. - Niagara Chronicle. A few days ago the splendid steamer HIGHLANDER ...
      The schooner YARMOUTH, of Port Stanley, with a cargo of 1300 bushels ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Friday, October 1, 1841
        The trial to send a schooner over "the Falls," as attempted by our unfriendly neighbours on the other side, as a kind of set off, or remembrance of the "CAROLINE" affair, ended by the vessel settling upon the rocks, where she lay on Thursday morning. It is only the British ...
      The trial to send a schooner over "the Falls," as attempted by ...
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 18, 1841
        (From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser) APPALING CALAMITY --- ERIE BURNT. Loss of one hundred and seventy lives. The Steamboat ERIE is destroyed. The ERIE left Buffalo at 4 P. M. on Monday the 9th inst. For Chicago. She had 200 persons, ...
      (From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser) APPALING CALAMITY --- ERIE BURNT. Loss of ...
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