The Schooner Canadian, built at York, was launched about the middle of April, and a day or two afterward the schooner George IV was launched. The steamer Alciope, built at Niagara, by Hon. Robert Hamilton and Andrew Heron, arrived on her first trip at York, June 26, 1828.
Other Events of 1828. -- January 10: Schooner Dewitt Clinton arrives at Buffalo from Grand River. May 19: Congress appropriates $34,206 for Buffalo harbor. July 3: Steamer William Penn arrives at Buffalo from Green Bay, having made the trip in four and one-half days, the quickest time ever made between the two places. October 13: Schooner Louisa Jenkins ashore at Grand River: cargo damaged to the extent of $1,000. Schooner Columbus ashore at Grand River: principal part of cargo lost. Schooner Young Lion ashore at Otter Creek, U. C. British schooner Susan ashore at Otter Creek: 19, schooner Lady Washington, with cargo valued at $10,000, wrecked at Sturgeon Point; crew saved. December 4: Capt. James Rough, a native of Scotland, aged 67 years, dies at Black Rock; probably the oldest navigator then on the upper lakes, having commanded a vessel since 1790.
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