The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1868

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p.2 Melancholy Cases of Drowning - Port Rowan, June 6th - Captain James Robb and Walter Robb, captains of the steam tug Robb and Jessie, were drowned in Long Point Bay last night. They were out fishing in their yawl when a squall came up and capsized their boat. Capt. Robb, of the tug Robb, it will be remembered, took an active part at Fort Erie two years ago during the time of the Fenian raid. His death, together with that of his brother, will be deeply lamented by the whole community.

Goderich, June 6th - The schooner Evening Star, which left this port yesterday morning for Kincardine, light, capsized when a few miles out. Capt. Thorburn and another man were drowned; the balance of her crew were rescued this morning by the steamer W.R. Clinton, from Saginaw.

Police Court - ...John Flanigan, a cabman, was charged by the police with leaving his horse on Friday last to solicit fares on board the steamer Spartan. There appears to be a great inconvenience to parties arriving at Swift's wharf on account of the difficulty of being able to get a cab or any one to take charge of luggage. The wharf buildings prevent the cabmen from being seen by the arrivals, and no little trouble and annoyance arises upon the arrival of almost every boat. The cabmen, of course, are anxious to secure a fare and quite willing to see after his luggage, but are prevented from so doing by the present restrictions. The magistrate dismissed the present case, and suggested as a remedy that Messrs. Swift and Anderson should follow the example of Mr. Kinghorn, and appoint persons to carry passengers' luggage to the cabmen standing outside the wharf buildings, and failing to do so the cabmen should be allowed access to the wharf as formerly...

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1868