The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jan 1879

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p.3 A Mishap - Captain John Donnelly, of Garden Island, is a paradox - he is generally very lucky in the pursuit of his employers' business, but very unlucky in regard to personal experiences. His last misfortune was to break through the ice when on his way from the city to Garden Island with a mule, a few boxes of raisins, and a half ton of coal. When the goods dropped through the ice John had his usual presence of mind, and seizing the mule by the ears held his head above water while the sleigh gradually turned over, and capsizing its load, righted and floated. The result is to be regretted - that is, the loss of the merchandise, but the mule was saved, thanks to the convenience and length of his ears.

Jan. 18, 1879


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jan 1879