The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1864

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p.2 Sailboat Accident - On Tuesday afternoon about five o'clock, an accident occurred to a sailboat owned by Mr. Henry J. Corbett, which resulted in its foundering. In the boat were Mr. H. Corbett, Mr. Augustus Meagher, and Mr. Harold Vardon, and the yacht was sailing in the harbor close hauled on the starboard tack, when the schooner Enterprise, Capt. Berry, laden with wheat, just making port from the lake, came in collision with the boat and cut it in two sinking it. The young gentlemen were picked up, and happily escaped with their lives. It would seem that those on board the schooner did not see the sailboat, or if they did see it thought it would be able to get out of the way. However, the owner of the yacht avers that the schooner had the wind free, and in such a case, under the Navigation Act, it was the duty of the schooner to have deviated from her course to make sure the safety of the smaller vessel. Mr. Corbett has on this ground laid an information against Captain Berry of the Enterprize, and the case is to come for decision before the Police Court on Thursday morning. Those in the sailboat declare they did not see the schooner until she was down upon them, when, Mr. Corbett, who was at the helm, put it hard aport, so as to put the boat into the wind calling out at the same time to the people on board the schooner not to run them down, and they declare further that the schooner's helm was not put to port, but she kept to her course.

Arrival of the Rifle Brigade - on steamers Magnet and Champion.

Departure of the Left Wing of the 47th - on Magnet.

p.3 Imports - June 1st - Barge Constitution, Montreal, Fraser & George, 11 casks chain, 1 cask h ware, 6 anvils.

Str Brockville, Milwaukee, J Carruthers & Co, 400 bbls flour; Bank of Montreal, 426 bbls flour.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Clearances - 31st - Barge No. 21, Montreal, 10,480 bus wheat, Chaffey & Bros.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville.

Barge Frontenac, Montreal, 20,672 bus wheat, Glassford Jones and Co.

Barge Champlain, Montreal, 20,138 bus wheat, do.

Barge Waterloo, do, 11,250 bus wheat, do.

Barge Leo, do, 10,766 bus wheat, do.

Sch Bay Queen, Port Hope.

1st - Str Magnet, Hamilton.

Schr Free Trader, Belleville.

Prop Brockville, Montreal, 100 bbls pork, Chaffey & Bros.

Str Her Majesty, Montreal.

Str Champion, Montreal.

Str Ottawa, Montreal.

Barge Cato, Montreal, 10,650 bush wheat, Glassford Jones & Co.

Barge Rover, Montreal, 1,400 bus wheat, do.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1864