The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1863

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p.2 Quebec Blockade Runners - We learn from Quebec that the steamer Bowmanville, formerly engaged in the St. Lawrence trade, left Quebec on Monday night, clearing for Havana with a cargo of coal. It is expected, that she will take her cargo either to some Nova Scotian port or to Nassau, and thence run the Southern blockade. The cargo of coal consisted of about 300 tons, but the vessel herself is not considered seaworthy. The steamer Caledonia is also in the river, and it is expected she will ship coal and clear off for a similar purpose to the Bowmanville.

Drowned - On Thursday night last as the schooner H.J. Jones, Capt. O'Mara, from Oswego, was coming up the Bay, bound for this port, one of the hands, named Higgins, fell overboard and was drowned. It appears the unfortunate man was fixing the sails in order to change the vessel's course, when a gust of wind struck the sheet which he had hold of with such force as to throw him overboard. A boat was immediately lowered and every effort made to save the drowning man, but the night being stormy he soon became exhausted and sank when the boat was within a short distance of him. [Napanee Standard] (account books for this schooner at Queen's University ?)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1863