The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1849

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p.2 Seizure of the Chief Justice - The Steamer Chief Justice Robinson was seized yesterday morning at Lewiston, for having landed some spirits on the American shore, the quantity so landed, being a few gallons short of the minimum (90 gallons) permitted by law. The article was duly reported by the Purser, but he was quite ignorant of the law. Such is the version which has reached us, and if it is a correct statement, it is a very small affair to detain a steamer for, when there was no intention on the part of the Captain or Purser to defraud the revenue. The steamer Rochester was engaged to carry the passengers to Toronto. The United States Government will undoubtedly order the immediate surrender of the vessel. [Colonist]

The Magnet - We regret to learn that the fine steamer Magnet, on her downward trip, struck a rock near Bond Head, and that she now lies at Darlington with four feet in her hold. The cause of the accident is said to have been the mistaking a lime kiln fire for the Bond Head pier light. We have ascertained this morning that Capt. Sutherland will in all probability, succeed in pumping out today so as to proceed to the safe harbor of Whitby, where the leak in the Magnet may be sufficiently secured to enable him to go on to Niagara. Fortunately the weather is very fine, else the Magnet's position at Darlington would be a very bad one. [Colonist]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1849