The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1854

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p.2 Remarkable Occurrence - As the steamer City of Hamilton, at present in charge of Capt. James Dick, was on her downward trip yesterday, that gentleman saw, when off Oakville, a scow, far out on the Lake, and Captain Dick thought he discerned some persons on board. As the cold north-west wind was blowing strong off the shore, there was no hope of the scow being able to make it, in a very stormy night as it was. The Captain, therefore, with his usual kindness, went at least ten miles out of his way, and overtook the boat. It was fortunate he did so, for on nearing it, he found two men in it, one of them nearly frozen to death. He had them immediately taken on board the steamer and cared for, and their craft towed to Port Credit. Much praise is due to Captain Dick for his conduct on this occasion, when we consider that the trouble he took was the means of saving the lives of two individuals, who would otherwise have perished, and when we remember that such humanity is seldom practiced by Masters of steamers. [Toronto Leader]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1854