The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1853

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p.2 Row at Port Whitby - On Saturday night last, the crews of the schooners Canton, Argyle, and Anawon, lying in this port for want of fair weather, got into rough soundings. The worthy host of the National Hotel, Mr. H. McBrien, having refused any further supply of grog at that hour, the crews commenced a furious attack on his bar-room windows, utterly demolishing one, and doing some other slighter damage. Three or four constables were sent for, and the gallant tars were soon brought to in Whitby Village, where they remained in charge till the following Monday, when Capt. Savage, Canton, the Mate, Rathbun, do., Dennis Chapman, do., Capt. Kirk, Anawon, Thos. Allen, Mate, do., Arthur O'Niel, do., Capt. Minor, Argyle, Orran Pierce, do., were respectively tried for a breach of the peace before the Magistrates. The fines and costs of this spree amounted to 14 pounds, 3s 9d, the greatest part of which was paid. One of the prisoners preferred to lay up in Toronto for a month. [Reporter]

Another Inquest - Coroner Benson held an inquest yesterday on board the steamer Maple Leaf, on the body of Hugh McDonnell, one of the deck hands of that boat, who lost his life the previous night by accidentally falling from the wharf into the river at Gananoque. Verdict "Accidental drowning." The deceased was a young man, and it is said his friends reside near Toronto.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1853