The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1844

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p.2 Casualty - On the night of the 12th inst., Eustach Monarch, was accidentally drowned in the Harbour of Kingston. The night was extremely dark and rainy, and while walking along one of the wharves to get to his boat, he fell into the water and was drowned. The deceased was a Frenchman, and master of one of Sanderson & Murray's barges. [Chronicle]

p.3 Melancholy Accident - On Saturday evening last, as the City of Toronto Steamer was leaving Greer's Wharf, Kingston, two men from Amherst Island started from the same Wharf in a skiff, and rowed so close to the steamer (not being aware that she was in motion) that the skiff came in contact with one of her paddle wheels and was broken to pieces. One of the men succeeded in keeping himself afloat by means of a portion of the broken skiff, until a boat came to his assistance and rescued him from his perilous situation; but the other was unfortunately drowned. The name of the unfortunate man was David Henderson. He was a native of Glastry, in the County of Down, Ireland; and had for many years been Land Steward for Francis Savage, Esq. of the same place. He has been but a few months in this country, and has left a wife and seven children to lament his untimely end. His body was found on Sunday, and an inquest held, on view thereof, before James Macfarlane, Esq., and a respectable Jury - the verdict was "accidentally drowned." We believe that no blame whatever can be attached to any person connected with the Steamer, and we have heard that both the individuals were intoxicated. [Picton Sun, Nov. 19th]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1844