The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1844

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p.2 An inquest was on Monday held at St. Catharines by Mr. St. John, on the body of Augustus A. Pickering, master and owner of a schooner bound from Sackett's Harbour to the upper lake. The deceased, it appeared, had left his vessel early in the morning and the attention of a passerby was soon after attracted by an unusual noise in a wood about 80 rods from the vessel, upon entering which he found the unfortunate man stretched upon his breast and bleeding profusely from a dreadful gash in his throat, which a razor by his side and other circumstances conclusively showed had been inflicted by his own hand. He was alive when discovered but died shortly afterwards, and on examination it was found that both the windpipe and jugular vein were severed. The deceased had been subject to fits of insanity, and on the voyage which has turned out to be his last he was accompanied by his brother-in-law, for the express purpose of taking care that no evil happened to him. It is believed that the fact of his having built his vessel somewhat too large for the canal locks had a bad effect upon his mind. The Jury returned a verdict of Insanity. The body has been taken to Sackett's Harbour, where the wife and six children of the deceased reside. [Niagara Chronicle]




Capt. Ives,

Will, for the remainder of the season, ply between this Port and Toronto, leaving Kingston, upwards every Monday and Thursday, at 2 o'clock PM, and Toronto downwards every Wednesday and Saturday, at 8 o'clock, AM, calling at the intermediate Ports.

Cabin passage to Toronto 17s 6d, Deck 7s 6d.

To avoid transhipment of Emigrants and others, the Frontenac will run in future DIRECT TO HAMILTON, touching at Toronto. She leaves both Kingston and Toronto at the same hour as already advertised above.

Kingston, June 7th, 1844.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1844