The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1862

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p.2 Steamboat Troubles At Charlotte - steamer Cataract, Capt. Ledyard, helps draft dodgers. [Rochester Democrat]

Police Court - Patrick Corrigan and Thomas Maning appeared to answer the charge of intimidation and assault preferred by Mr. W.P. Philips, consignee of the schooner Black Hawk, the prisoners having been the leaders of a party engaged in preventing the discharge of the vessel at a lower price than they chose to consider a proper one. Mr. W.P. Philips having expressed a desire not to push the charge, but only to secure protection for the future, Mr. Macarow on behalf of the prisoners expressed their regret for their conduct. His Worship consequently dismissed the case by stating that as this was the first of the kind that had been brought under the notice of the authorities, he would act upon the suggestion of the complainant. As many of the dock laborers were present, who were probably ignorant of the law, his worship took occasion to point out to them the serious nature of the offence with which the prisoners were charged, the punishment attached to which might be two years' imprisonment in the Penitentiary, and hoped the knowledge of this fact would act as a warning, and prevent the recurrence of similar offences.

p.3 The propeller B.F. Bruce on her downward trip from Detroit to Buffalo with a cargo of staves, caught fire on Sunday when within about eight miles of the port. The Captain endeavored to run her ashore, but the flames made such rapid headway that all hands were forced to abandon her, which they did in safety. All that remains of her now lies on the beach, on the west side of the pier.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1862