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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1834

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p.2 Business in Perth - improvements made to lock gates of Tay Canal. [Perth Courier]

Another Man Drowned - Thomas Harding, stone cutter, from Glazedale, near Whitby, in Yorkshire, aged 36, was drowned on Saturday afternoon last. He had taken charge of a small schooner, belonging to James Macaulay of this town, and sailed for the Isle of Tanti for a cargo of wood. When near the "Upper Brothers", he was knocked overboard by the jibing of the main boom. The two men, who were his companions, cast anchor and lowered the sails with a view of saving him; but there being no anchorage, and the men not knowing how to manage the boat, they were soon out of reach of the unfortunate Harding. The vessel was driven on shore about six miles from Kingston. [Chronicle]

visit by His Excellency Sir John Colborne to Grand River to inspect works of Navigation Co.

Liability of forwarders decided in court case - about damaged goods carried by Messrs. H. Jones & Co. of Brockville in 1831.

arguments over which is the best place to end the navigation of River Trent.



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...Until the evening of Friday did the St. George continue at her anchorage in Presque Isle Harbor. During this period, several schooners made their appearance in the same place of shelter; among others, the Union, Capt. Patterson, which strange to tell, had been obliged to bear up for Presque Isle, no less than three several times, in endeavoring to make the roadstead of Darlington, where she was engaged to take her cargo. Could anything with advantage be added to what we said in favor of this harbor, last Tuesday, this simple fact might be so appended; for had not Presque Isle stood in the way, this schooner must each time have bore away for the Lower Gap.

Among the deck passengers on board the boat, Abraham Hill, a half-blooded Mohawk Indian Chief, together with the wives and children of about a dozen of his tribe, were conspicuous personages. It seems that few and scattered as are the remaining Mohawks who inhabit the woods in and about Tyendinaga, that divisions among themselves are making their numbers less....

...Towards evening, the wind abating and the swell subsiding, the Captain ordered the kettle to be put on, and when the water was made hot, up came the anchor and out to sea went the boat; with the prospect of sufficient moonlight to touch at the ports of Cobourg and Port Hope.

Shipwreck and Loss of Lives - During the severe gale of Saturday night last, the schooner Jeannette, Capt. James King, arrived from Niagara with a cargo of 2700 bushels of wheat, and 2 or 300 bushels of walnuts; and in attempting to enter our harbor, fell to the leeward of the gap between the piers and was dashed with such violence upon the East pier, that in a short time she went to pieces, and melancholy to relate, Capt. King and two of the crew, Gerrit Vanalstine and Wm. Vanalstine, brothers, were drowned. The remainder of the crew consisted of two persons who saved themselves by clinging to the pier. - Capt. King was a respectable citizen of Scriba, in this country, and has left a large family to deplore his untimely fate. The parents of the Vanalstines are also inhabitants of Scriba. The vessel was valued at $5000, and was owned in part by Capt. King and by J. Lyon & Co. of this village.

We learn that the vessel was insured at the N.W. Insurance Company of this village, to the amount of $1,800. The cargo was without insurance. Both vessel and cargo were entirely lost.

The bodies of Capt. King and Wm. Vanalstine, have been found on shore, about 2 miles, and that of Gerrit Vanalstine about 3 miles East of this village. [Oswego Palladium]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1834