About Charles Logie Armstrong
James Sherrard ARMSTRONG
Avocat et juge né à Sorel, Bas-Canada, le 27 avril 1821, fils du capitaine Charles Logie Armstrong et de Marjory (Margery) Ferguson, décédé au même endroit le 23 novembre 1888.
FROM THE MONTREAL GAZETTE 1830
A very serious accident was nigh occurring to several individuals in this place, from the upsetting of a plank which passed from the Hercules to a schooner alongside the wharf. The boat had but lately arrived from Quebec, and a crowd of idle boys and other individuals, who have no earthly occupation to fulfil on board, pressed forward and satisfied, no doubt, their curiosity by putting the few ordinary questions, that are usually demanded of Captains of vessels on arrival in port, and by examining the machinery. On returning from the vessel, the plank having in some manner shifted, and being precipitated into the water, Captain Brush of the British America, Messrs. George C. Davies and J. Rhodes, and another individual whose name we have not learned, were suddenly immersed. The small boat happened at the time most fortunately to be lowered, into which several gentlemen jumped, and succeeded in rescuing the four who were in danger of their lives. Mr. Davies had sunk, but was rescued by Captain Armstrong of the Hercules, lifting him out with an oar, after he disappeared. None of the individuals were injured except Mr. Davies, who received a few contusions, and all were content to escape with a good ducking. Some means ought to be taken to prevent similar accidents, by preventing the crowds from boarding the Steamboats on arrival.
During the ensuing season, Captain Charles Armstrong, formerly of the Chambly, will be the Commander of the Hercules tow-boat, Captain Brush assuming the charge of the British America, when that boat is completed. Captain Perry, of the New Swiftsure, we understand, will be Captain of the Waterloo, and Mr. Hercule Olivier, of Berthier, takes command of the Chambly, in place of Captain C. Armstrong.