The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 23, 1869

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p.2 Death of Capt. Gaskin - We deeply regret to have to record the death of Robert Gaskin, Master Mariner, a long resident, well known and highly respected citizen of Kingston. He died very suddenly at an early hour this Tuesday morning, of an affection of the heart, which had lately given him several monitions by the severity of its attacks. Otherwise his health was good and appearance robust. His ruddy face and portly figure, familiar in every lake and river port from Chicago to Quebec, is now taken from us, and can be remembered only, like his characteristic heartiness of manner, as a thing of the past. His loss will be severely felt in Kingston, where a thirty years residence had made him a host of friends, and given him an importance in the community. His connection with St. George's Church, the Masonic body, the English societies and the rest, now broken off by the hand of death, will carry a sense of loss into those several bodies. Captain Gaskin was devotedly attached to his profession, that of a mariner, and ....(the rest is the same as Daily Whig article of Feb. 25th) (and death notice)

The Ice Trade - Messrs. Calvin & Breck are about to load several vessels with ice at Garden Island for Toledo. The brig Roney and the schooner Oriental are the first on the list to receive cargoes, the loading of which will be commenced at once, and these will be immediately followed by others.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 23, 1869