The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1853

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p.2 Address to David Taylor, R.N., Preparatory to his Leaving Kingston - in charge of Dockyard, and his replay.

-Boston replaces Ocean Wave on line to Ogdensburgh.

-The Ocean Wave - The coroner and jury, so long and laboriously engaged in the enquiry into the causes of the burning of this ill-fated steamer, are deserving of the thanks of community for the patience, zeal, and ability with which they have discharged their most important duties. [Hamilton Canadian]

Some papers disapprove of the verdict, on account of an apparent contradiction, which is more the fault of the Coroner than the Jury. While the Jury intended to cast a general censure upon all, on account of the bad watch maintained on board the steamer, they wished to clear the captain of any neglect of duty or care on his part after the fire broke out.

-Decision in the Case of the Collision Between the Steamers America and Oswego.

-The body of a man was found on Saturday, on Snake Island, about 4 miles distant from this city. It was in a nude state, and has not yet been identified. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned of "found drowned." In all probability the deceased was one of the unfortunate sufferers by the Ocean Wave disaster.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1853