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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1858

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p.2 Inquest - On Monday night at ten o'clock, Mr. Gordner De l'Armitage held an inquest on the body of Hugh McCamilsky ?, who came to his death from injury received while oiling the wheel of the freight steamer Ottawa. The inquest was held on board the steamer, and from the evidence it appeared that the deceased, without the orders or the knowledge of any one went into the wheel from the engine to oil it. A fireman was at the time employed in oiling the beam, and wanting the piston shifted requested the engineer to give the wheel a quarter turn, and immediately a noise was heard in the wheel house, and on going thence the deceased was seen in the water; he was got out but died in about three hours. According to the evidence of Dr. Yates, death was caused by rupture of the viscus. The jury after a careful investigation returned a verdict of accidental death, exonerating the officers of the boat from blame.

-American Lake Steamers - Europa had poor season, to go into winter quarters; Ontario also into winter quarters.

-Imports - 12,13,15; Exports - 12.

Oswego, Nov. 15th - The schooner J.S. Reed, Capt. Kline, with a cargo of wheat and lumber from St. Joseph for this port, went ashore early this morning below the Fort, in the attempt to make the harbor during the prevalence of a snow squall. After lighting her of the deck load of lumber and about 1500 bush. wheat, she was pulled off by the tug Wm. Morgan and brought into port. She is leaking slightly.

-Died - at Prescott, Samuel Crane, 64 years old.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1858