The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1893

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Jan. 16, 17, 18, 1893

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Jan. 19, 1893

p.1 Incidents - Ed. Taylor, late engineer of the tug Petrel, will go to Hamilton to fit up a steamer there. He goes on a lake boat next season.

The Limekiln Club - The first meeting of the limekiln club took place in a building on Balaclava street, last night. All the members were present except Capt. Joseph Murray. The canal question was talked about, and all present seemed to be of the opinion, that if the rebate was knocked off it would kill the Kingston trade.



What nearly proved a fatal case of asphyxiation from gas occurred on the barge Cornwall yesterday morning. Joseph Lalonde, wife and two children live on the barge at the M.T. Co.'s dock. Lalonde is one of the company's bargemen in the summer, and this winter was given a job in the shipyard. He comes from Valleyfield. The family retired for the night about ten o'clock, shutting off all the coal stove drafts. About five o'clock next morning Lalonde was awakened by the cries of his little girl in the next room. The gas was in both bedrooms, and in attempting to get out his child Lalonde became overcome, and uttering a yell grappled at the wall for support. Three men, Peter Ladukes, Joseph Gilbert and Monterey, Frenchmen, sleeping in an apartment behind the cabin, heard the cries and hurried to the cabin, smashed in the door, and were met by a gust of the sickening odor. Entering, however, Lalonde was brought out into the open air, as were also the wife and children. Lalonde was the most affected. He was insensible and pale. Dr. Herald was soon on hand and applied restoratives. He said it was the nearest case of death from suffocation he had ever seen. Soft coal was used in the stove, which made things all the worse.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1893