The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1853

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p.2 The Atlantic - Ogdensburgh Collision Case

-steamer Cherokee, formerly of Kingston, renamed Ucayal, bought by Peruvian government as a war steamer.

-Tribute to Capt. Gaskin - The Citizens of Toronto desirous to testify their appreciation of the enterprise of Capt. Gaskin, in the building and equipment of the Cherokee intended to trade direct from Lake Ontario to Great Britain, purpose to invite him to a Public Dinner, at which His Worship the Mayor will preside, at the North American, on Tuesday, the 3rd May, at half past 7 o'clock.

-The Rival Steamboat Men - Queen of the West vs City of Hamilton assault case. [Hamilton Gazette]

Burning of the Ocean Wave

The Inquest

On Thursday last the Adjourned Inquest on the body of John Balton was resumed. Four witnesses were examined. Dr. Harvey, Mr. Wilson, Mate of the Steamer Scotland, Mrs. Wilson, wife of the same, and J. O'Reilly, Esq. The Doctor proved the cause of death, by acute inflammation of the Lungs; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson gave a full and clear account of the steamer Scotland's going to the rescue of the sufferers, and proffering assistance, which was declined; and Mr. O'Reilly proved and fyled a Disposition made before him by the Master and Crew of the Scotland, which appeared in yesterday's Daily Whig. The Inquest was further adjourned until Wednesday Evening next at the Council Chamber (by permission) of the City Hall, when a number of very important witnesses will be examined. The Coroner (Dr. Barker,) has written to Capt. Wright, Capt. Belyea, Mr. Oliver, etc., and has taken other measures to secure the attendance of several other persons.

-Imports - 5 6; Exports - 5 6.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1853