The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1848

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p.3 Narrow Escape - On Wednesday last, during the gale, while the steamer Cataract was lying at the wharf of Messrs. E. Brown & Co., Capt. VanCleve was standing upon the hurricane deck at the stern of the vessel, when he accidentally received a blow from the tiller, which knocked him overboard; and only that a small boat was lying at the dock at the time, and he had the assistance of gentlemen present, he must have drowned. We are happy, however, to say he received no material injury; but expressed himself as finding it rather inconvenient to contend with the waves with an overcoat on. [Herald]

Another Escape from Drowning - hand from str. Niagara saved after walking off dock at Browne's Wharf.

Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

Nov. 4th - Schr. J. Coleman, Hamilton, 1800 bbls. flour, 2 bbls. ashes, 48 kegs butter.

Str. City of Toronto, Toronto, 317 bbls. flour, 5 pork, Macpherson & Crane; 110 do. flour, Q.F. Company.

Scow Wolverine, French Creek, 14 cords fire wood, Edward Lemon.

Str. Niagara, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

Schr. C.P. Thompson, Chatham, 2700 bush. wheat, 28 bbls. pot ashes, Macpherson & Crane; 200 do. flour, Hooker & Henderson, 1669 bush. wheat, McCuaig & Co.

6th - Schr. Lord Durham, Oshawa, 47 bbls. pork, 21 bbls. ashes, 544 do. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. W. Perin, Amherstburgh, 3690 staves, 72 bbls. apples, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Odd Fellow, Oakville, 223 bbls. flour, J.H. Greer & Co.; 100 do. do., Q.F. Company; 965 bush. wheat, J.A. Glassford; 1717 do. do., Jas. Fraser.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1848