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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1873

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p.1 Marine News - The arrivals this week so far have been nil, but there are seven vessels reported as being through the canal. This will in all probability be the last of the season's trade.

Port Colborne, Nov. 11th - Down - Schr. C. Ames, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; G.M. Neelon, Chicago, Port Dalhousie, wheat; props Empire, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, general cargo; Buckeye, do., do.; schrs. Mary Grover, Erie, Toronto, coal; St. Andrews, do., do.; D.M. Foster, do., do.; John Magee, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Havana, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Lady Macdonald, Chicago, Port Hope, wheat; Nevada, Chicago, Oswego, wheat.

Up - Schrs. Telegraph, Jamaica, U.S. steamer Eda (sic - Ada ?).

The burning of the steamer Bavarian, a Canadian boat, near the outlet of Lake Ontario, furnished another case for a rigid investigation - first, as to the origin of the fire, and, second, as to the three lady passengers who were left on board with the captain and ten other persons while the crew made good their escape to the shore in the two boats of the steamer. This matter particulary demands an investigation, as it appears that those fourteen persons left on the burning steamer are given up as lost. It is said that the three ladies were not able to get into the boats; but why, then, were they not helped in? The officers of every steamship and steamboat should be compelled by law in time of danger to look first to the safety of the helpless women and children in their charge, and the officers concerned should always be equal to the enforcement of this law. [N.Y. Herald]

To the Editor of the Daily News

Sir, - In your last night's issue of the News I saw the name of Mr. Eccles mentioned as Lighthouse Keeper, which is not so. He has not had the lighthouse since 1871, Wm. Davis being the keeper of the light for the last 2 years. There was also a boy in the employ of Mr. Eccles, named Cadotte, aged 15, not mentioned in the News, three spawners, making in all six persons in the boat when it foundered. No bodies have been found up to today.

Kingston, Nov. 12th, 1873 Yours truly, Theo. Eccles.


To the Editor of the Daily News

Dear Sir, - Being a traveller by profession and compulsion also, I have had occasion to travel lately to and fro through the beautiful Bay of Quinte on the fine steamer Rochester. I must say that in all my peregrinations I have never met with a more obliging and gentlemanly commander of a vessel than Captain Swales. May he live long and die happy. Young Mr. Campbell, the purser, in his vocation, is equally praiseworthy. I see he is a great favourite with the ladies, young and old. The denizens of the Bay country are particularly fortunate in having so good a vessel commanded by such worthy officers.

Nov. 11th Yours truly, Viator.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1873