The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1853

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p.2 The Ocean Wave - Some of the distant newspapers are still splitting straws about what is nothing more than a verbal inaccuracy in the drawing up of the Verdict, an error which should be charged to the account of the Coroner and not to the Jury. The Watchman, Engineer, and the Waiter, whose duty it was to be on watch, had perished, and the Jury felt an unwillingness to blame the dead; they therefore declared the fault to be general on the survivors, the Captain, the 2nd mate and all included; while they exonerated the one from all blame, and praised the other for his conduct, after the Fire had commenced. So the Jury intended, and so the Verdict was understood at first; and it was only on after consideration that another construction was put on it.

-Imports - 15; Exports - 15.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1853