The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1865


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p.2 As the barque Robert Gaskin was being towed out of port this afternoon the following incident occurred: One of the deck hands who had been in the city making purchases, hurried to get on board as the vessel passed the mail steamer's wharf. The Gaskin passed at some distance miscalculated by the sailor, and he at once leaped into the water intending to swim for the vessel. The tug Forest proved too swift for him, and as a small boat was near by the swimmer hailed it and it came to his rescue. He then pulled for the Gaskin, and being perceived the ship slackened and he was taken in. The man had a jack plane in his hand, and he kept hold of this ungainly thing all the time he was in the water. We have not ascertained the name of this determined and worthy young fellow, but he ought to make his way in the world if energy is good for anything.

-Nearly two hundred Norwegian immigrants passed up on str. Grecian.

p.3 Imports - 29,30; Exports - 29,30.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
June 30, 1865
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KN.24622
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1865