The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1849

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p.2 Accident & Loss of Life - We regret to learn that an accident attended with the loss of human life, occurred on board the ill-fated steamer Comet on her last trip up from Montreal. The casualty occurred on Sunday morning at a very early hour; by some accident the cause of which it was difficult to ascertain, a large quantity of steam escaping, scalding 2 men to death, and a third in a very serious manner. The name of one of the men killed is Matthew Nolan and he was one of the firemen of the boat, the names of the other two injured we have been unable to learn. An inquest was held by Mr. Coroner Duggan on one of the bodies shortly after the arrival of the boat in the city on Sunday morning, and a verdict accorded in accordance with the facts. It is but right to state that no blame whatever attaches to the officers of the boat, who were all at their posts the time this melancholy accident took place. [Globe]

The Closing of Navigation - The Passport has hauled off the River Line, and three boats instead of four, now do the daily business. Gradually during the month the whole will be taken off, so parties having business to transact in Montreal, or goods to fetch up, had better look about them. This is the 8th of November, and winter will be here soon.

Barriefield Regatta - The Sports on Barriefield Bay and Barriefield Parade Ground will come off on Saturday, 11th November, 1849.

The Sports to commence at noon. For further particulars see Programmes.

Barriefield, Nov. 8th, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1849