The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1849

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p.2 Melancholy Accident - It is our painful duty to announce a fatal occurrence in the harbor of this City yesterday, at about half past 12 o'clock, the Wolf Island steam ferry-boat was struck by a sailing boat, and the latter was thrown on her beam ends. Messrs. Alexander McLeod and Walter MacNee, of the firm of J. & W. MacNee, who were in her at the time, got on the uppermost part of her hull. The steamer, unfortunately, had no small boat to lower, and before she could back sufficiently to render assistance, the sail boat having iron ballast, had gone down, and Messrs. MacNee and McLeod sank to rise no more.

10 o'clock Friday - The body of Mr. MacNee has just been found.

p.3 Yacht For Sale - To be sold a sailing boat of about 10 tons, with spars, sails, anchor and chain cable, iron keeled, etc. complete. Apply at this office. Aug. 3, 1849.

The Cobourg Star says that the people of Cobourg are greatly displeased because the Captain of the City of Toronto steamer landed some Emigrants which he had on board, at that port. The Star says the Emigrants landed there, had tickets through to Hamilton, and that the people of Cobourg, if they do not receive satisfaction for having the Emigrants left in their town, will certainly mob the steamer City of Toronto.

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1849