The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1866

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p.2 Imports - 14,15; Exports -14,15.

Beauharnois Canal - Last night, a telegram to the Honorable John Hamilton reported that the gates of the Beauharnois Canal, which were broken on Tuesday, have been repaired, the detention of only 24 hours having taken place. The steamer Kingston has since passed through, and left Cornwall on her upward trip at half past eleven this morning.

The High Wind and the Steamers - The steamer Passport, bound upwards, has been compelled to remain at her dock all day; so has the propeller Brantford, also bound up. The steamer Bay of Quinte reports very rough weather in the upper gap, and a high sea rolling. The Watertown has weathered the gale, and gone on her regular trip to Cape Vincent. The Magnet will be down this evening between seven and eight, and the Champion is expected down at about four tomorrow morning.

The Boat Accident near Prescott - The Prescott Telegraph contains a full account of the late boating accident near that town on Sunday evening last. The names of the young men, however, are not given. There were seven in all, who went up to Maitland on a scow on Sunday morning, in tow of the tug City of Hamilton. Late in the afternoon, the wind being fair, they started in a sailboat for Prescott, and when opposite Blakey's Point a sudden squall struck the boat, causing the boom to swing round, and throwing Flynn, the helmsman, overboard. The boat rapidly filled and finally upset. The accident was observed from the shore, when Captain Miller and Mr. John Sills put out to their assistance in a skiff, and three of the young men were rescued, being as many as the skiff would safely hold. On returning to the boat, it being now quite dark, no trace of the remaining four could be found. Three of them were afterwards picked up by the steamer Champion, as already stated. The fourth, Thomas Sherwood, of Prescott, had sunk from exhaustion, notwithstanding the efforts made by his comrades to save him, and was drowned.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1866