The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1861

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p.2 A despatch from St. Catherines states that on Wednesday afternoon 4 gates of Lock No. 20, Welland Canal, near Thorold, were carried away by the sch. Ross, and it will probably take 3 days to repair the damage.

p.3 Police Court - sailor from sch. Christiana complains of being robbed last night of $17, while intoxicated.

-Captain Hamilton, of the barque Great Western, was arrested this morning upon a warrant charging him with forgery in altering a bill of lading. The complainant was Mr. Joseph Doyle, wharfinger. In May last Capt. Hamilton brought a cargo of wheat from Lake Huron, consigned to Messrs. Law, Young & Co., of Montreal, through Mr. Doyle. The bill of lading stated there were 10,120 bushels, but the words "more or less" were added, which the captain is accused of, and has confessed to, having subsequently written. The grain on being transhipped here was found to be 247 bushels short, and the captain was paid the freight only on the amount delivered, but on being forwarded to Montreal, the value of the 247 bushels deficient was deducted from Mr. Doyle's account, and the latter then learned that the original bill of lading in Law, Young & Co's possession did not contain the words "more or less." Capt. Hamilton was brought before the police magistrate, and the son of Mr. Doyle proved the bill of lading, the deficiency of grain, and the captain's signature. The case was then adjourned till Monday.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1861