The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1848

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p.2 The Weather has of late been very unsettled, heavy winds prevailing. We regret to learn that during the past week the schooner Canada, of this port, was totally lost on the Gull Island shoal, between Cobourg and Port Hope, and that 3 of the hands on board perished - only two out of five reaching the shore. The steamer Comet is ashore at the mouth of the Rouge, near Toronto, but it is supposed will be got off. The Patriot received this morning states that an accident occurred to the Comet's rudder. The brig Concord, of Cleveland, entering the harbor during a snowstorm on the night of Saturday last, deviated from her proper course, and was compelled to drop her anchors in shallow water, but these not holding, she grounded at Stuart's Point. On the following day a lighter was placed alongside, and a portion of the brig's cargo of salt discharged, when she was got off easily, having sustained little or no damage.

Of steamboats, only two are now running - the Niagara between Ogdensburgh and Oswego, and the City of Toronto between Toronto and Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1848