The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1863

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p.2 Attempt to Sink A Vessel - A daring attempt was made by some miscreants on Sunday last to sink Capt. Gaskin's vessel, the British Lion, now loading with salt at Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf. In the evening some person, in walking down to the dock, observed the vessel pitch forward, and going on board to learn the cause discovered that the bolt had been removed from the centreboard, and that the barque was rapidly filling with water and in a sinking condition. The case being made known to the owner or commander, the crew were immediately summoned and set to work at the pumps, and the damage to the vessel instantly repaired. At the time of the attempt to scuttle her the barque was partially loaded with salt, three hundred and twenty bags of which were badly damaged by the water. It is fortunate that the vessel's condition was discovered as early as it was. When first observed by the person who gave the alarm, she was fast settling down, and in a short time would have sunk to the bottom. We have not heard whether there is any suspicion as to the perpetrator of the fiendish act, but it is to be hoped that he may be discovered and brought to justice.

p.3 Imports - 19.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1863