The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1839

Full Text

p.2 Melancholy Accident - Yesterday forenoon the ferry-boat that plies between Kingston and Wolfe Island was capsized in a squall when about half-way across, and the passengers and crew, 10 in number, were thrown into the water. Five skiffs were instantly launched from the Town, and by great exertion the parties succeeded in saving all except Mr. and Mrs. Shannon, from the Island. He left his hold just before the boat reached him, and was instantly carried away. She held on but was so deep in the water that she was drowned. A quantity of oats and wheat which shifted to leeward with the roll of the boat, caused her to upset. The dock-yard boats were also manned on the instant, and hastened to the rescue. - The survivors were taken to the Dock Yard, chilled so much as to be almost helpless, and were kindly provided for. The Brockville steamer lay at the wharf, and, at Dr. Sampson's request, it was put off to recover the wreck before it was dashed in pieces on the rocks, but she could not succeed.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Nov. 26, 1839
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1839