The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1844

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p.3 We regret to learn that the Schooner Sophia, Capt. Gaskin, of this port, experienced severe loss in the late gale, near Penetanguishene. The Sophia had anchored under the lee of an Island called the Giant Tomb, near Penetanguishene, the wind at the time blowing from the North-east. During the night as our readers are aware, the wind chopped suddenly around to the W.S.W. and blew a terrific gale. Captain Gaskin put out two additional anchors, in the hope of holding his ground, but as these proved unavailing, and his vessel was fast drifting ashore, he ordered the masts to be cut away, which was done accordingly. Thus relieved, the Sophia rode out the gale in safety, and when the wind and sea had partially subsided, Lt. Harper, R.N. of H.M.S. Experiment proceeded to her assistance, and rescued the Sophia from her perilous situation.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1844