The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1879

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p.2 Letter From Toronto - A lively discussion respecting the steps taken to rescue the crew of the stone hooker Pinta, which foundered a little west of here during a recent gale is at present going on through the daily papers between the would-be rescuers and the relatives of the unrescued. The Pinta was seen to sink from Oakville and word was immediately telegraphed to Mr. Thos. Tinning, of this city, to try and rescue some of the crew who were adrift in the scow usually carried by small schooners of this class. A tug carrying the life boat was, after some time, started and went straight to Oakville without finding any trace of the unfortunates. The relatives of the crew charge Tinning with cowardice in not pursuing the drifting scow across the lake instead of sticking close to the shore, and he retorts that his tug was unseaworthy, without a compass, and with an open hatch - rather a bad state of affairs to face the gale then blowing. Thus the discussion is carried on with a good deal of bitterness on both sides. Who will come out ahead I cannot now say, but Tinnng will have something to do to free himself from the imputation thus put upon him.

p.3 In the Harbour - The schr. Grantham, loaded with barley from Fairhaven, came into the harbor this morning. She will in all probability be the last arrival this year.

Police Court - Thomas Gough for assaulting Capt. Brooks - discharged.

Wind Wafts - The schr. Ontario, en route to Kingston from Belleville, encountered much ice on the Bay of Quinte.

The catch of herring and white fish in Belleville district has, this season, been far below the average.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1879