The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1855

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p.2 The Arabian - The steamer Arabian has been raised, and is now on the Marine Railway here for necessary repairs. She will be ready in a day or two to resume her place in the mail line, now supplied by the Highlander.

- Gananoque has, during the past week, been the scene of two disastrous accidents, accompanied with loss of life. On Tuesday last, a man living at Perth, in stepping on board the New Era, missed his footing and fell between the steamer and the wharf, and was drowned. On Tuesday evening, about 8 o'clock, when the Europa was leaving the wharf at Gananoque the fender broke, and striking a man on the small of the back, who happened to be standing in the way, broke both his thighs, and otherwise injured him, and understand that he has since died. From the great number of accidents which occur from the breaking of fenders, we are astonished that people do not evince more caution when a vessel is approaching or swinging from a wharf. The breaking of fenders is not always the result of carelessness, and it behooves those who have a regard for life to exercise, at least, a moderate amount of caution when standing near a steamer's fenders. [Brockville Monitor]

Oct. 24, 1855


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1855