The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1856

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p.2 The steamer Queen City, from Chicago, arrived at Collingwood on the 8th, with 135 passengers. This circumstance affords substantial evidence of the popularity of that route among western American travellers.

-The body of the late captain Campbell of the ill-fated steamer Tinto was taken up to Toronto, where Mrs. Campbell resides, on the steamer Passport on Friday last. Capt. Campbell was a Roman Catholic, but was highly esteemed by a large circle of Protestant friends, many of whom attended the corpse from the wharf to its last resting place. We did not learn where the body was found.

Enquiry Into the Burning of the Steamer Tinto - The picking up in the St. Lawrence of two Bodies on Saturday, both females, and evidently victims by the Burning of the ill-fated Steamer Tinto, has led to an Official Enquiry into the cause of the said Burning, in the shape of an Inquest on these Bodies, before Dr. Barker, and a highly intelligent Jury, of whom Douglass Prentice, Esq., is foreman. The bodies have been partly identified as those of the Cook of the Steamer, and of a young girl aged 12 or 14 years, daughter of the passenger, Mrs. Benton. Both have been interred compulsively. The Inquest was adjourned until Monday afternoon (today) at 3 o'clock, in the Grand Jury Room of the Court House. The Enquiry will last some time. [Whig] (engines and boilers into str. Avon - ed.)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1856