The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1847

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(also in Montreal Gazette, Jan. 15, 1847)

p.2 Providential Rescue - On Christmas day, between 2 & 3 o'clock p.m., three sons of Mr. Garbutt, of Ernestown, and Mr. John Erwin, of the township of Kingston, were in a small sail-boat, about half a mile from shore, when the wind shifted suddenly, and the boat was thrown on her side, the sails preventing her from turning bottom up; the four managed to cling to the upper side, when suddenly the boat turned over on the other side, and they again got hold of the upper side of the boat. The cries for help were heard in different parts of the neighbourhood, and three boats started to relieve them. They were taken off when nearly exhausted by Mr. Galloway and his sons, who reached them first. They were so much exhausted that they could not have held to the boat five minutes longer. The piercing cries of a wife (one of them is married) and four sisters, who beheld them in the water, were truly heart-rending, and will not soon be forgotten by those who heard them. [Kingston News]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 5, 1847