The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1858

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p.2 Inquest - On Monday night, at 10 o'clock, Mr. Coroner De l'Armitage held an inquest on the body of Hugh McCummisky, who came to his death from injury received while oiling the wheel of the freight steamer Ottawa. The inquest was held on board the steamer, and from the evidence it appeared that the deceased, without the orders or the knowledge of any one, went into the wheel from the engine to oil it. A fireman was at the time employed in oiling the beam and wanting the piston shifted requested the engineer to give the wheel a quarter turn and immediately a noise was heard in the wheel house, and on going thence the deceased was seen in the water; he was got out but died in about three hours. According to the evidence of Dr. Yates, death was caused by rupture of the viscus. The jury after a careful investigation returned a verdict of accidental death, exonerating the officers of the boat from blame.

p.3 Oswego, Nov. 13th - The schooner J.S. Reed, from St. Johns, with wheat and lumber for this port, went ashore in a snow squall this morning under Fort Ontario. The vessel and cargo are insured.

p.4 The Six-Oared Boat Race - The Champion Crew Beaten - race between "The Champion Crew of the Lakes," belonging to the Shakespeare Club, and a crew picked from the Hibernian Club, both of Toronto; gives names of crew members, boat builders. [Globe, Tuesday]

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Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1858