The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 15 1855

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p.2 Buffalo, Dec. 10th - The propeller Toledo, from Toledo, bound to this city, is ashore at Cleveland. Her cargo consists of corn, is badly damaged, but the vessel is only slightly injured.

Amherst Island - The Picton Gazette says:- "A deed of charity of the purest kind recently done by the people of Amherst Island, reflects the highest credit on them. John Lemon, a native of Ireland, and master of the schooner Isabella, was endeavoring to work his vessel out from the steamboat landing; and carried out the anchor and cable in a small boat for the purpose of warping her off shore, when the boat filled and swamped, causing Lemon's death by drowning. The coroner's jury, assembled to view the body, ascertained that the unfortunate man had left a widow and five small children unprovided for, and recommended that a subscription list should be opened for their relief. To render the recommendation the more effective, the Jury headed the list by subscribing $45 on the spot, and the people speedily increased that sum by $200 more. All honor to the people of Amherst Island for their noble and disinterested liberality."

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 15 1855