The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1848

Full Text

p.2 Accident to the Steamer Comet - While on her voyage from Kingston to this port, on the evening of Saturday last, the steamer Comet struck upon the Gull Island shore, about 2 1/2 miles from the Ducks Lighthouse. It was thought advisable to throw overboard about three-fourths of her cargo to lighten her, and she was got off after being ten hours on shore. The value of the goods lost is said to have been nearly £5,000. The weather is said to have been fine. There were 60 passengers on board, including some females. [Globe]

Dreadful Accident - Port Stanley - while 2 open boats were returning from the steamer Scotland with men who had been assisting in getting her off, they capsized and 4 men drowned; the loss of the schooner Jesse, loss of Scotland's cargo and now 4 deaths are all blamed on the condition of the harbour. [London Pioneer]

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Nov. 25, 1848
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1848