The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (Steamboat), 1 Aug 1843


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Capt. Twohy, of the stm. AMERICA, which runs between this city and Toronto, lodged information yesterday morning, of a quantity of stolen goods, which he had brought over in his boat, and which had been siezed at the Customs House. It appears that the wife of a very respectable gentleman living in Toronto, named Craig, had agreed to elope with a person in her husbands employ, named Coin or Ouion. It was arranged that he should take passage on board the ONEIDA, and wait at this place until her arrival in the AMERICA, the next boat which sailed. After securing what plunder she could, she accordingly embarked. It however, became known to the Steward that she was eloping from her husband. He told the Captain who turned the boat, which had just got under weigh, towards the share, and landed the fair runaway about a mile from Toronto. Her baggage being stowed away was necessarily brought to this port, when upon examination at the Custom House, it was found to contain silver candlesticks and spoons. and several dutiable articles. No person appearing to claim the property, it remains with the collector, and will be secured by process from Falling into the hands of any but the rightful owner
      Buffalo Daily Courier and Economist
      August 21, 1843


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old-fashioned Captain ?
Date of Original:
1843
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McN.E.6545
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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America (Steamboat), 1 Aug 1843