The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1867

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p.2 Overboard & Lost - On Tuesday last, a sailor named Turcotte was lost overboard from the barque George Thurston off Port Genesee, on her way from Kingston to Welland Canal. The deceased was seen to fall off near the bowsprit, but the efforts to save him were ineffectual. The weather was not immoderately rough, and Turcotte seems to have slipped off accidentally. The news was brought by a downward vessel which met the Thurston after the accident. The deceased belonged to Wolfe Island, and leaves a wife and small family. He was over middle age, and sober and industrious. The body has not been recovered.

On Thursday last another melancholy accident of the same nature occurred off Niagara. The schooner Hungerford collided with the schooner Oriental, of Garden Island, belonging to Calvin & Breck, carrying away the boat of the latter. When the Oriental came to procure her boat, one of her seamen, Alexander Macdonald, was knocked overboard by the main boom and was drowned. Capt. Booth, of the Oriental, having no boat, threw over his hatches, but when going back for them, he found the man's hat on one of them, but the body gone. Macdonald was a young man, and also belonged to Wolfe Island, where he was well known and respected.

-When the steamer Spartan was starting for Montreal on Saturday morning, a convict, just released from the Penitentiary, was late in taking passage for Montreal. The boat was pushing out from the wharf, and he endeavored to jump on board, but under-estimating the distance, he fell into the water. His luggage was sent after him, but also dropped into the lake. The man was hauled out by those on the boat, the luggage was fished out at the wharf, and the boat proceeded, leaving the luggage behind.

-Imports - 12.

p.3 The Boat Race - 3 boats already entered.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1867