The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1843

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(from original at Toronto Central Reference Library - Baldwin Room)

p.2 Marine Disasters - The large fleet of vessels now absent on the upper lakes are suffering injury from the rough and stormy weather. The new brig St. Louis, Kyle, master, which left this port on the 2nd ult. with 200 bbls. salt, 100 tons of merchandise, and 50 passengers, for Wisconsin ports, is ashore 10 miles from the Sleeping Bear, and a considerable distance from any village where assistance could be obtained. The vessel lies head on in two feet water, and may withstand the heavy surges beating against her. The cargo has been safely landed, and it is the intention of Capt. K. to erect a shed in which to store the merchandize until reshipped to its place of destination. She went ashore during a thick snow storm. The St. Louis came out this season, and belongs principally to G.A. Moore & Co. The brig Indian, Kline, master, with a cargo of wheat for this port, was out in the same storm, and has suffered materially. All her sails, stays and stauncheons are either riddled or stove to pieces, so that she leaked badly. One thousand bushels of wheat and 200 bbls. flour were thrown overboard, and it was with difficulty that Capt. Kline could reach Detroit, where the remainder of her cargo could be taken out. On reaching that port she had two feet of water in her hold. Of course she will not leave there this season. The brig Preble struck at Milwaukie, and labored hard, and it was found necessary to throw over 200 bbls. salt to get her off again. She was upward bound. The storm has been such that none of the steamers have left port for the west since Saturday morning, and it is now doubtful whether any boat will attempt a passage beyond Detroit again this fall. [Buffalo Commercial Advocate]

Steamboats on Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence - a list of all British and American steamboats supplied by Hon. John Hamilton. [N.Y. Com. Ad.]

We observe that our enterprizing friend, Capt. Gaskin, has made his appearance in port, with his new schooner, the Sophia, the building and fitting up of which he has been engaged during a great part of the season, in personally superintending. The Sophia is about 145 tons burthen, sails well, and is pronounced by competent judges one of the best models on the lake, if not the best. We wish the gallant captain every success in his enterprize.

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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1843