The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1865

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p.2 The Spartan Sunk - Montreal, Aug. 26th - The Spartan, when about two miles below Caughnawaga, owing to smoke and a heavy gale, was turned to go into the wharf on the south side and remain all night. She struck a rock and rapidly filled with water. When about 200 yards from the wharf she sunk; her saloon decks only being above water. The passengers were safely landed by steamers and life-boats. A number of the crew of the Styx were on board and rendered valuable service. No blame can attach to the captain or pilot, as the atmosphere was very thick, owing to fires in the woods. It was about half-past five when the accident occurred. A large number of passengers were on board, several of whom have arrived in town.

To The Editor of the News

Mr. Editor - Seeing in your paper that my son, Robert Stanley Burleigh, was murdered in a row in Chicago, I here give you a true statement of his death, as told by his shipmate, who brought his body to Kingston this day. He says they were both shipmates aboard of the vessel Star of Hope, of Detroit, and when near Malden the deceased was sent aloft to loose the main gaff topsails when somehow he slipped and fell on deck, and only lived a few hours after.

Kingston, Aug. 26th, 1865 Robert Burleigh

A Smuggler In Trouble - man smuggling whiskey gets tangled in halyards, sailboat upsets, man rescued.

Imports - 26-28; Exports - 26-28.

p.3 Vessels To And From Canadian Ports Passing Through The Welland Canal - 26th.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1865