The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1850

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p.2 The Tug Line - about Argus and Whig trying to extend the Tug Line to Kingston. [Prescott Telegraph] with comment by Argus.

The Lumber Trade - 20% duty levied by Americans on Canadian lumber entering their ports.

p.3 Melancholy Accident - On Wednesday evening last, about 11 o'clock, Mr. William Bawden, a Shipwright in the employment of the Kingston Marine Railway Company, met his death in the following manner. A Schooner was in course of being hauled out on the ways, and Bawden, who has for many years back had the charge of the machinery connected with the horses, had just gone into the basement of the building, where the horses were; and in some unaccountable manner got caught between the end of one of the arms to which the horses are attached, and a post which supports part of the machinery. The accident was not seen, neither did he utter a single cry, and the attention of the driver was only attracted by a crushing, breaking sound, when he immediately stopped the horses to see what was wrong, and found poor Bawden, with his head crushed in pieces. He breathed for about 2 hours, but never recovered any degree of consciousness. Deceased was a quiet, sober, industrious man, and has left a wife & four children to lament his untimely end. [Com.]

The steamer Novelty was burnt to the water's edge on Friday last, in the Neighborhood Vercheres. We have not heard how the fire originated. [Pilot]

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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1850