The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1856

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p.2 Life Preservers - on Northern Indiana used as pin-cushions. [Buffalo Express]

-The bodies of R. Kincaid, the steward of the Tinto, and another man, name unknown, were brought into the city on Friday, and have since been interred. An inquest was held at the Station House, and a verdict founded on the facts returned. The body of Mrs. Benton, one of the passengers on the ill-fated steamer, was buried yesterday. Some jewellery was found in her possession, and is now in the hands of the Coroner.

The Steamer Welland Burned - at Port Dalhousie.

The Commerce Of the Lakes - "We published recently a statement of the Canadian owned shipping on the lakes. A Report of a Committee of Congress, recently issued, shows the amount of American owned shipping, and communicates a large amount of information on other points connected with the lake commerce..." ; statistics, facts & figures. [Globe]

Protection to Passengers - The Lake Ontario International Steamboat Company are providing their steamers, the Maple Leaf and the Highlander, with Francis' metallic lifeboats and an abundant supply of excellent life-preservers - such as the ladies cannot spoil by using them for pin-cushions. These are in addition to the boats now carried by the steamers. The boats of this line have been singularly fortunate and exempt from serious accidents, owing in a great measure, no doubt, to skillful mangagement. Boats have run from Toronto to Rochester, crossing the lake in its widest part, almost daily for twenty-five years, and without a life ever having been lost among the passengers. Capt. Kerr of the Maple Leaf, has been on the route for almost twenty years - generally first out in the spring and last to lay up in the fall -and all who went on board his vessel got safely through. Capt. McBride of the Highlander, though younger in the service, knows his duties and attends to them. The line is in excellent condition and is doing a prosperous business. We are pleased to know that the managers are not unmindful of their duty in affording every possible protection to passengers. [Rochester Union]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1856