The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1864

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p.2 few details about seizure of two federal steamers on Lake Erie.

The Steamboat Foray On Lake Erie - Newspaper Accounts - about side-wheel steamer Island Queen, and Philo Parsons, a sidewheel steamer of 211 tons, built in 1861 at Algonac. (a full column)

-As the steamer Silver Spray was leaving the Toronto wharf on Tuesday afternoon, two men employed on the steamer as deck hands, named respectively Francis Wismore and Toney Gibson, went into the wheel-house in order to get a drink from a bucket placed there for the purpose of receiving pure water from the wheel while crossing the lake. While the unfortunate men were in the act of drinking, the captain of the steamer, not knowing that they were there, rang the bell ordering the engineer to start. In an instant the wheel revolved, striking the men and burying them in the foaming waters. The alarm was at once raised by persons on the wharf who saw the men in the water, but unfortunately it was too late to save them both. Gibson was rescued, severely injured, but hopes are entertained of his recovery; the other poor fellow must have been killed instantaneously. His body was not recovered until late in the evening.

p.3 Arrivals - 22nd - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Sail Boat, Sacketts Harbor - A. Campbell, 250 water melons.

23rd - Str Bay State, Lewiston - M.C., 25 crates fruit; G. Worthy, 9 crates, 17 bbls fruit.

Sch Isabella, Oswego - Kingston Gas Co., 75 tons coal; E. Wilmot & Co., 26 tons fire brick.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Clearances - 22nd - Tug Wales, Toronto.

Str Banshee, Hamilton - gen cargo.

Schr Almira, Toronto - 70 cords wood.

23rd - Str Kingston, Montreal - gen cargo.

Barque Alexandria, Kingsville.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - general cargo.

Prop Ranger, Hamilton - do.

Str Banshee, Montreal - do.

Str Kingston, Montreal - do.

Schr Cataraqui, Prescott.

Barque Alexander, Windsor - 225 pcs sq timber, Calvin & Cook. (should be under imports - ed.)

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1864