The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1856

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It was the Schooner Mary Adelaide, of Wellington, that came to the timely aid of the burning vessel. At the time the fire was first discovered, the Mary Adelaide was about a mile and a half distant from her. Capt. Davis immediately bore down upon her with press of sail, and after great energy and activity of himself and crew, succeeded in picking up fourteen of the sufferers from the jaws of death, many of whom were in a state of nudity, being in bed at the moment the alarm of fire was given, and not having time to gather together their garments. The Mary Adelaide beat about the burning wreck until she picked up all that were left alive belonging to the doomed Tinto. Capt. Davis and his crew showed great kindness and humanity towards those unhappy fellow beings, by giving them clothing and administering to their sufferings, and then landed them safely at Kingston. Surely such philanthrophy deserves its reward, yet I think there has not yet been any public expression of approbation of such noble and generous conduct; public sentiments are generally made manifest, by public functionaries. Citizens of Kingston, will you suffer merit to pass uncommended? [Communicated]

Aug. 8, 1856

p.2 Imports - Aug. 6th - Schooner Rio Grande, Cleveland, 22 grindstones, J.P. Millener & Co.; 4 tons grindstones, 400 barrels and 500 sacks salt, owners; 200 tons building stone, H. Munro.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Aug. 7th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Schooner Leander, Toledo, 10,730 bush. corn, Walker & Berry.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Exports - Aug. 7th - Schooner Alert, Cleveland, 50 tons iron ore.

Schooner Governor, Chicago, 240 tons Liverpool salt.

Aug. 9, 1856

p.2 Imports - Aug. 8th - Schooner Sarah A. Marsh, Chicago, 14,000 bushels wheat, 2 hogsheads hams, Walker & Berry.

Schooner Jessie, Chicago, 15,000 bush. corn, Holcomb & Henderson.

Str. Passport, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Exports - Aug. 8th - Propeller Hope and Barges, Cape Vincent, 296,000 feet sawed lumber.

Schooner Sarah Bond, Oswego, 152,000 feet sawed lumber, 4 cords laths.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1856