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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1856

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p.2 Imports - Aug. 26th - Str. Northerner, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Aug. 27th - Schooner A.J. Brown, Oswego, 40 tons coal, L.N. Putnam; 50 kegs powder, Fraser & George; 20 kegs powder, W. Rudston.

Exports - Aug. 26th - Schooner Sarah Bond, Oswego, 143,000 feet sawed lumber, 4 cords lath.

Schooner Flying Cloud, Cleveland, 275 tons iron ore.

Aug. 27th - Propeller Hope and Barges, Cape Vincent, 267,000 feet sawed lumber, 3 1/2 cords lath.


Two men found drowned on the 20th instant on the south shore of Amherst Island, supposed to have been lost from off the Steam Propeller Tinto, lately burned near Nine Mile Point; the strong south-easterly wind the day before they were found is supposed to have drifted them ashore. The distance from where the steamer was first seen on fire to where the bodies were found, is about six miles. Strange that they were not more than four or five rods apart when their bodies were found, which makes it appear that they must have been clinging to each other when they were drowned, otherwise it is not likely they would have come to the shore so close together. Information was immediately given to Mr. Hitchins, the Coroner, and an Inquest was held on the bodies, but no information could be obtained to find out their names or how they were drowned. The Jury gave as their verdict "Found drowned, two men whose names are unknown." There being no provision made by law for defraying the expense of burying such persons, Mr. Hitchins solicited assistance from the Jury and other persons present, which was readily given, and he had the bodies decently interred in the public burying ground of the township. It was impossible to say what their features had been like, or what color their hair had been, as all had been washed off in the water. They had no other clothing on but a shirt, trousers and shoes, by which it appears that they were some of the crew of the boat, or other laboring men. [Comm.]

Collision In The St. Lawrence

On Thursday morning, quite early, the steamer Boston and the large Propeller Protection, unfortunately came into collision, somewhere near Fiddler's Elbow, below Gananoque. The Boston was going down fully loaded, and the Protection was coming up, with, some say, 200 tons of goods on board. Which vessel was to blame, we cannot say, but the result of the collision was the sinking of the Protection in 14 or 15 feet of water, and sufficient damage to the Boston, to cause her putting back to Kingston for the purpose of repairs.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1856