The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1857

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p.2 An affray took place on Tuesday week on board the Steamer Maple Leaf, while lying at Charlotte, Genessee River, just previous to starting for Cobourg, by which a hand named John Fee was very dangerously hurt. It occurred in this wise, according to the statement in the Union. "The deck hands bring the wood on board and throw into the hold, while the firemen pile it away. A stick of wood lodged, and Fee threw it down; in falling it hit Quilty. He ran on deck with an axe in hand, and would no doubt have killed Fee on the spot - the latter being the smaller man - but for the interference of one of the crew, who caught the axe. Quilty then seized a stick of wood, and felled Fee to the deck by a powerful blow upon the head. The crew at once resolved to screen the guilty man from justice, and placed him in a life boat, on the upper deck, the boat being covered with canvas. He remained concealed until the steamer left for the Canadian shore, and when she reached Cobourg he left. The Maple Leaf returned the next morning, but he was not on board.

The Late Explosion - on Inkermann; 2 additional bodies awaiting identification.

Shipowners' Association - meeting at Hamilton. [Hamilton Spectator] (see Whig June 11th)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1857