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


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p.3 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, June 5th]

FOR MONTREAL DIRECT

The New Low Pressure Steam boat

BRITANNIA,

CAPTAIN MAXWELL,

Will leave the Custom House Wharf, Kingston, every Monday at 12 o'clock, noon, descending all the Rapids of the St. Lawrence.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on board, or to

JAMES A. GLASSFORD, Agent.

Kingston, June 11th, 1844.

FOR MONTREAL DIRECT.

The New Low Pressure Steam Boat

CALEDONIA.

Will leave Kingston for Montreal, every Friday, at 2 o'clock, P.M., descending all the Rapids of the St. Lawrence.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on Board, or to

MACPHERSON & CRANE.

Kingston, June 11th, 1844.

FOR MONTREAL DIRECT.

The New Low Pressure Steam Boat

BYTOWN.

Will leave Kingston for Montreal, every Wednesday, at 2 o'clock, P.M., descending all the Rapids of the St. Lawrence.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain on Board, or to

MACPHERSON & CRANE.

Kingston, June 11th, 1844.

PEOPLE'S FORWARDING LINE.

FOR MONTREAL DIRECT

The Fast Sailing Steam Boat

ROB ROY,

Captain M.K. Dickenson,

Will leave the Lake Ontario Mail Line Wharf, Kingston, every Monday, at 10 o'clock, A.M., descending all the Rapids of the St. Lawrence.

For Freight or Passage, apply to the Capt. on board, or to

GEO. HENDERSON, Agent.

Kingston, 11th June, 1844.


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Date of Original:
June 11, 1844
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KN.5176
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1844