The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1849

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(from bound volume of originals at Queen's University - Special Collections)



We regret to say, that the loss of life resulting from the melancholy accident on board the Passport is greater than what the Telegraph Report mentioned. Sixteen people have died, and 35 have been scalded: some of which are not expected to live. The whole of the sufferers are Immigrants. It affords some consolation to know, that the sad loss of life is purely accidental, and that none of the officers or crew are held blameable. Twenty-nine Cabin Passengers have published a letter to Capt. Bowen, in which they not only exonerate him from all blame, but thank him for "the prompt and able manner in which he succeeded in allaying the fears of the passengers, as well as in averting, as far as possible, the danger to which they were exposed on the evening of the fatal disaster."


The Steamer

Prince of Wales,

Capt. J. Nosworthy,

Will leave the head of the Bay of Quinte, at her usual time, downwards, Tuesday next, 3rd inst. calling at the intermediate ports, and will leave KINGSTON on the morning of the 4th, at 6 o'clock, for Ogdensburgh, passing through that delightful scenery, the THOUSAND ISLANDS, and calling at PRESCOTT, and will arrive at Ogdensburgh in time to witness the celebration of that day, and leave Ogdensburgh in the evening, arriving at the head of the Bay at her usual time next morning.

Passage from Kingston, 2s. 6d. Meals will be furnished to those who wish at 1s. 3d. each. A Band will be in attendance.

Kingston, June 30th

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1849