The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1856

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p.2 A coroner's inquest was held at Charles Ramond's Hotel, Houghton, Norfolk, on Sunday evening, August 3rd, on view of the body of an unknown man, found on the beach of Lake Erie, about half way between Port Burwell and Port Rowan. The body appeared to be that of a man between 35 and 50 years of age. From the clothing, the deceased was, apparently, recently from England. He wore woolen plaid pants, plaid vest and light coat; a leather purse and belt around the waist, containing 143 sovereigns. The clothing and money is now in the hands of a coroner, Andrew McLenna, Esq., of Port Rowan. It is supposed to be the body of one of the unfortunate victims from the Northern Indiana, probably one of the family of Ackroyd. It is stated that the only survivor of that family is a female, and she is insane on account of her loss. This money, if properly applied, may afford her important relief under her sufferings.

The Sufferers By The Tinto - The bodies of the Sufferers by the burning of the Tinto are turning up daily. Inquests cannot be held upon all of them, for the Crown will not pay for more than one Inquest. And yet how the bodies are to be interred without the order of the Coroner is hard to say. Within the past two days, four bodies have been washed ashore, two in Pittsburgh, one on Simcoe Island, and one above Hatter's Bay. The several Township Reeves should see to this matter.

p.3 Imports - Aug. 8th - Str. Arabia, Ogdensburgh, 1 case goods, G. Davis.

Aug. 9th - Str. Ontario, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

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

Str. Bowmanville, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Aug. 11th - Schooner Queen, Racine, 15,000 bush. wheat, Holcomb & Henderson.

Str. Scotland, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Aug. 12th - Str. Kingston, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

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

Aug. 13th - Barque John Rae, Cleveland, 375 tons coal, Jas. Morton.

Barque Water Witch, Toledo, 250 barrels mess pork; 78 barrels flour, 12,100 bushels corn, Walker & Berry; 217 jars lard, Holcomb & Henderson.

Propeller Oliver Cromwell, Chicago, 12,528 bushels wheat, 1 chest clothing, Walker & Berry.

Oliver Cromwell, Malden, 10 hogsheads, 1 case leaf tobacco, 22 barrels pot ashes, J. McKenny.

Exports - Aug. 12th - Schooner Forwarder, Oswego, 115,000 feet pine lumber.

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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1856