The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 8 Sept. 1836, page 2

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DESERTERS.-- The Captain of the Traveller, one day last week, discovered, when some distance on his way to Rochester, that he had British deserters concealed on board his boat. He immediately gave orders for the boat to put back--on hearing which, his passengers began to threaten taking her out of his hands and proceeding to their place of destination. It appears he was not easily intimidated--for he immediately armed himself with a blunderbuss and a pair of pistols, took his stand at the wheel, and gave his crew orders to throw the first man overboard who attempted resistance to his commands. The mutineers it seems, were quite satisfied with the Captain's Arguments in favor of the determination he had come to, for afterwards they quietly suffered themselves to be take `bock again' to Toronto.--Hamilton Free Press.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 8 Sept. 1836, page 2