The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1844

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p.1 man fell from steamer City of Toronto at wharf, and drowned; said to be intoxicated. [Cobourg Star]

p.2 Melancholy Circumstance - Loss of Life - "An inquest was held last evening at Portsmouth (2 miles from Kingston) on the bodies of Miss Eliza Jane Trelaven and Mr. Joseph Bray, who were unfortunately drowned the evening previous." 4 people had left Amherst Island in a Skiff filled with potatoes, for Kingston, wind rose causing a swell; "Having determined to put in at Portsmouth, they entered the mouth of the Bay about ten o'clock at night, and their skiff was almost immediately swamped by the cross sea rolling back from the long Pier which stretches across the harbour..." [Chronicle]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1844