The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1850

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p.2 Man Killed - Mr. William Bawden, Shipwright, in the employment of the Kingston Marine Railway Company, met with a shocking death on Wednesday night last. By some unlucky accident, as yet unexplained, he was caught in the Machinery while a schooner was in the course of being hauled upon the Ways, and his head was so horribly crushed that he only survived about a couple of hours and never recovered his consciousness. The deceased was much esteemed by his employers, and has left a wife and young family to mourn his loss.

Accident - We regret to learn that a melancholy accident occurred yesterday (at Dickinson's Landing) by which three lives were lost. Our informant states that the steamer Britannia, which passed up here on Sunday evening, deeply laden with iron, had arrived there yesterday morning, and had grounded upon a shoal. To get the steamer off, it was considered advisable to lighten her. For that purpose, Mr. Lewis' horse-boat was obtained, and on one of her trips was so heavily laden that she filled and immediately sunk, in about 16 or 18 feet of water. The captain of the Britannia and seven men were on board at the time, when sad to relate, the former and two of the latter were drowned.

Kingston Imports.

Sept. 16th - Str. Northerner, gen. cargo.

Sept. 18th - Prop. Ireland, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, gen. cargo.

Sept. 19th - Str. Bay State, Rochester, gen. cargo.

Str. Ottawa, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Schr. Duke, Darlington, 660 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 125 bbls. flour, Quebec Company.

Sept. 20th - Str. Ontario, Morristown, gen. cargo.

Schr. Perry, Whitby, 21,000 staves, Calvin & Cook.


Sept. 20th - Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, pass. and baggage.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, pass. and baggage.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1850