The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1851

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p. 2 A Day of Gloom - Saturday was a day of gloom and sorrow in Kingston, being the day on which most of the Funerals occasioned by the late sad catastrophe took place. The shops were kept closed all day; all the vessels in harbor had their colors half mast high; the Church Bells tolled at intervals; and every outward mark of deep sorrow was manifested. There was no hypocrisy in all this. Every person in the City felt the calamity heartily and bitterly; for every person had lost some dear friend, if not kind relative. Five more of the bodies have been reclaimed and restored to their bereaved parents, since the Prince of Wales brought back the eight mentioned in Saturday's paper, viz.: those of Miss Anne Hunter, Miss Walker, Miss Mills, Miss Jenkins and Miss Proby, all young women in the bloom of youth and innocence. Two bodies only, those of Mr. Thorne and Mr. Grist, remain unrecovered; but perhaps ere this paragraph sees the light, they also may have been found, for unremitting exertions have been continued since the fearful accident occurred.


14th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Str. Earl Cathcart, Amherstburgh, mixed cargo.

15th - Barge Mammoth, Montreal, 1202 bars railroad iron, H. & S. Jones.

Barge Cantin, Montreal, 1138 bars railroad iron.

Barge Cobden, Quebec, 410 bars railroad iron, 100 tons pig iron, 12 bbls. cement, McPherson & Crane.

Barge Belfast, Quebec, 1167 bars railroad iron, 20 kegs powder, McPherson & Crane.

Barge Western, Quebec, 1050 bars railroad iron, Cleveland R.R. Co.

Barge Glasgow, Quebec, 130 bars railroad iron, 160 tons pig iron, McPherson & Crane.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

16th - Schr. May Flower, Toronto, 4760 bush. wheat, H. & S. Jones.

Barge Thames, Quebec, 1179 bars railroad iron, D. McIntosh.

Barge Doon, Quebec, 1000 bars railroad iron, D. McIntosh.

Schr. Scotland, Whitby, 7226 bush. wheat, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Margaret, Napanee, 25,000 feet lumber, G. Davidson; 61 bdls. shingles, A. Macpherson.

Str. Bay State, Oswego, mixed cargo.


15th - Str. Northerner, Lewiston, 7 tons rags.

Str. Ontario, Lewiston, mixed cargo.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1851