The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1870

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Kingston, November 7th - The arrivals of vessels in the harbor for the past week were very few, and the forwarding business is gradually drawing to a close, consequent upon the advanced season.

The Schooner Jessie - The bodies of the young men drowned off the schooner Jessie, which went to pieces off Picton, have not yet been recovered. Several attempts were made on Saturday by fishermen to find them, but without success.

Ashore - The brig Sir Charles Napier, which left Toledo on Thursday afternoon, bound for Kingston, with a cargo of black walnut lumber and oak timber, went ashore on the north side of East Sister Island, Lake Erie. The captain has chartered the tug Jones, of Detroit, with a steam pump, to go to her assistance.

The Assizes - Muir vs Cowper - was proceeded with. It was an action brought by Muir, the owner of the barque Acorn, of the capacity of 20,000 bushels, for damages for the detention of that vessel in this port, in May last. She was grain laden, and had taken in her cargo at Chicago, and was consigned to the care of the Montreal Transportation Company, the cargo to be forwarded to Montreal. The claim was that the detention amounted to eight days, and took place in the busiest season of the year. The liability altogether was not denied, and the case for the consideration of the jury was the amount of demurrage, which the plaintiff was entitled to, and which was the question raised by the parties to the dispute. The defendant had paid $120 in court. Mr. B.M. Britton for plaintiff; Mr. J. O'Reilly for defendant.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1870