The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1845

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p.2 More Humbug - Hamilton Merritt's Latest Scheme - Government asked to establish line of tugs on River from Prescott to Montreal, "to reduce the cost of forwarding." [Montreal Pilot]

Melancholy Accident - On Friday afternoon last while the Schooner Sydenham was on her way from Amherst Island to Kingston, a man named Thomas Shaw, a resident on the Island, accidentally lost his life in the following manner: It appears that on the boat nearing Kingston, he was in the act of changing the Boom from one side of the vessel to the other when it suddenly reversed, struck him on the side, and knocked him overboard. He appeared but once on the surface of the water, and it is thought that he was killed by the Boom striking him, before he entered the water. He was not employed on the boat, but merely took a passage to Kingston. The unfortunate man has left a wife and a family of ten children, wholly unprovided for. The body has not yet been found. [Chronicle]

p.3 New Collector of Customs - Hon. John Macaulay selected to replace Thomas Kirkpatrick (retiring ), at Kingston.

New Surveyor of Customs - supposed to have been offered to Major M'Gregor.

More Humbug - about the proposed gov't tug line - Whig is against it.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1845