The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1848

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p.2 Navigation Laws - opinion on request of barque Utica. [Mont. Transcript]

The Weather - ... On Monday there was a very heavy sea at the other end of the Lake, and the Magnet was in consequence kept in port at Toronto until the following morning. She arrived here late last night...

The Comet Sunk - The steamer Comet struck on a shoal near Chimney Island on her last trip down the river, and in attempting to make a port in safety, sunk near the mouth of the Gallops Canal, where she now lies with 2 or 3 feet of water in her hold. [Argus]

p.3 Propeller Burnt - Our exchanges announces the destruction, by fire, of the Propeller Goliath bound for the mining country, and having on board about fifteen or sixteen souls, a quantity of combustible freight, and a considerable amount of powder. There seems to be no doubt that the fire which broke out in the propeller reached the powder and produced a terrible explosion, destroying with the vessel and her cargo the whole of the passengers and crew.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1848