The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1846


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p.3 Melancholy and Fatal Misfortune - Captain Duncan McPhail, of the schooner Merchant Miller, of St. Catherines, was accidentally drowned about one o'clock in the morning of Thursday last. Having got through loading with flour and pork, he had left the vessel for his papers, and when returning along the wharf with two other gentlemen - one of whom had engaged a passage with him - he complained of sickness and sat down. The two were some time waiting for the boat coming ashore to take them off. When it arrived, the Captain, in attempting to get aboard, fell into the lake; and it being dark and stormy, some eight or ten minutes elapsed before his body was recovered, when life was found to be extinct. This happened at Port Stanley. His remains were brought home, and their interment took place on Monday. Capt. McPhail was about thirty-three years of age, and has left a wife and three children to deplore his loss. [St. Catharines Journal]

Melancholy Accident - This morning, (April 29th) on the arrival of the steamboat from Kingston, at a very early hour, a colored man, a servant of the North American Hotel, going on board, and deceived, it is supposed, by the glare of a lantern which he carried, stepped over the wharf and was unfortunately drowned - deceased was a young man of good character, sober and industrious, and about 27 years of age. [Cobourg Star]

WOLFE ISLAND FERRY.

THE STEAMER ISLANDER,

Capt. H. Ives,

Will ply regularly between Kingston & Wolfe Island, touching at Garden Island, (until further notice) as follows:

Leave Kingston Leaves Wolfe Island

at 6 o'clock A.M. at 7 o'clock A.M.

at 10 o'clock A.M. at 11 o'clock A.M.

at 2 o'clock P.M. at 3 o'clock P.M.

at 5 o'clock P.M. at 6 o'clock P.M.

Rates of Fare same as last year.

Kingston, April, 1846.


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Date of Original:
May 5, 1846
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KN.3728
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1846