The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1849

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Port of Kingston.

June 16th - Schr. Erin, Cleveland, 156 tons coal, Jas. Norton.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Magnet, Hamilton, 208 bbls. flour, 329 oatmeal, 35 do. pork.

Str. Princess Royal, Toronto, 137 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.

June 18th - Schr. Perry, Whitby, 850 bbls. flour, 2000 West India staves, 5 bbls. potash, Glassford & Co.

Schr. Scotia, River Sydenham, 11,500 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Wm. Penn, Bear Creek, 11,329 staves, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Str. Princess Royal, Toronto, gen. cargo.

Schr. Mountaineer, Toledo, 2000 bush. corn, H. & S. Jones; 1144 bbls. mess pork, 231 bbls. lard, Quebec Forwarding Co.

Schr. Adrian, Toledo, 4450 bush. wheat, Hooker, Henderson & Co.

The following should have accompanied the affidavit of the officers of the New Era in a late number of the British Whig.

To The Editor of the Globe.

Sir, - I now avail myself of the kind offer expressed by you in the Globe of the 22nd instant, to allow me a place in your columns to defend my conduct from a charge preferred against me, by fourteen passengers on board the steamer Eclipse, on the morning of the 30th ultimo.

Had I been the aggressor on that occasion, I might have taken an opportunity of getting up an article by the passengers on board of my vessel, to defend me in the course which I had taken, the very opposite being the fact, prevented me from getting up any demonstration from them to support me in my conduct, and I now state without fear of contradiction, that had Captain Harrison been as desirous of keeping clear of the New Era as I was of the Eclipse, there would not have been a collision in Wellington (sic) Bay. The expression made use of by Captain Harrison at the time, "served you right" clearly shows that the whole affair rests between him and his mate, and not as stated in the notice referred to, to apply to me. Your complying with this, and copying an affidavit published in the Hamilton Spectator of the 9th instant, will greatly oblige.

Sir, your most obedient servant,


Toronto, Saturday morning, 8th June, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1849