The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1848

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p.2 Narrow Escape - On Wednesday last, during the gale, while the steamer Cataract was lying at the wharf of Messrs. E. Brown & Co., Capt. VanCleve was standing upon the hurricane deck at the stern of the vessel, when he accidentally received a blow from the tiller, which knocked him overboard; and only that a small boat was lying at the dock at the time, and he had the assistance of gentlemen present, he must have drowned. We are happy, however, to say he received no material injury; but expressed himself as finding it rather inconvenient to contend with the waves with an overcoat on. [Herald]

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p.3 Loss of Life - There were 9 men on board the schooner Ellen lately wrecked near Wellington, who, there is every reason to believe, perished on the night of the 29th.

Laying Up - We observe that several steamers on the upper lakes have gone into winter quarters. In a week or two at the fartherst the greatest number on this lake will discontinue running. The Passport of the river line, has been withdrawn for the season.

Cargo of Salt - The American brig James McBride left this port yesterday for the Upper Lakes with a cargo of about 4500 bushels of Liverpool Salt. This is among the first instances, if not the first, in which an American vessel has visited this side of the lake for salt, but we are inclined to believe that it will be anything but the last. The vast superiority of the English salt for packing must lead to its more extended use in the "packing" regions of the west.

Marine Disasters - The recent storms have occasioned a number of casualties among the shipping on the lakes. The brigs Eureka and Amazon are ashore near Buffalo. The brig Empire was run into on the night of the 1st instant, and has sunk in 25 feet water. The steamer Fashion in attempting to make Dunkirk harbor, ran upon the sunken wreck of the Columbus, receiving considerable injury. The schooner E.G. Merrick is ashore to leeward of the Grand River pier. The Patrick Henry is ashore on Long Point. The Florence was driven on the beach just below the north pier, Buffalo.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1848