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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1877

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p.2 Sunk In A Gale

Brockville, Ont., 7th - On Sunday last as the Lillie Parsons, a fine schooner, was within a few miles of this town, a heavy gale struck her. She at once capsized, in consequence of her load of 500 tons of coal being thrown against her side. The vessel sunk at once and has not yet been raised. The Ottawa and Brockville excursionists returning from Alexandria Bay came very near striking the wreck, the danger light having gone out. Had the John Harris come in contact with the Parsons there would certainly have been a terrible scene. Some men in a boat put out to meet and warn the excursionists, and the captain of the Harris imagining they desired to get on board stopped his vessel, but on doing so was informed that "all was right" as the danger was passed. The loss to the owners of the Parsons will amount to several thousand dollars.


Judge Mackenzie President

Toronto, Aug. 9th - Judge Kenneth Mackenzie, Judge of the Marine Court of Ontario, was sworn in yesterday. His Lordship is at present busy framing rules and forms to govern practice in the Court. He expects to have them ready in a month or so, and then the Court will be fully organized.

To the Editor of the Daily News

Dear Sir; - Last night the residents of Cataraqui Ward must have been disturbed by the whistle of some boat, passing along in the vicinity of the bridge. The whistling, which was loud and shrill, was kept up almost continuously for some time. This in the stillness of the night is very annoying, and might in cases of sickness be attended with serious results. Is there any remedy for such a nuisance ?

Yours truly, Citizen

p.3 Ashore - The schooner J.G. Worts, from Lake Erie to Collinsby, ran aground on Pigeon Island yesterday during the fog. The tug Hiram Calvin was sent to her assistance and succeeded in pulling her off without damage.

Steamboat Whistling - The residents of the lower part of the city complain of the annoyance they receive by the steamboat whistling, especially after night. It does appear that there is a great deal of unnecessary whistling which ought to be done away with.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1877