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The Daily Dispatch: November 30, 1860., [Electronic resource], Demolishing a light-house. (search)
Demolishing a light-house. --The Toronto (C. W.) Leader states that on the morning of the 17th inst., the propeller Oshawa, approaching the head of the canal at Dickinson's Landing, was running at the rate of twelve miles per hour, and when within a few yards of the guard lock the captain discovered that two barges obstructed the entrance. To stop his vessel was impossible, and he had either to run into the barges and sink them at the expense of human life, run down the frightful boiling rapid near, or run into the light-house. Choosing the least danger, he steered into the light-house, which was completely demolished, so great was the concussion. No lives were lost, and very little damage done the vessel.