The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 16, 1848

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p.2 The Steamer Scotland - We understand that this vessel, which was driven ashore in the vicinity of Port Stanley, in one of the recent storms, was got off, and is now safely laid up for the winter at Port Stanley. The vessel is very little injured, but her great strength alone saved her from total destruction. The cargo is very much damaged. Capt. Taylor, the master, has received a very flattering letter from the principal gentlemen of the Port, testifying their warm commendation of his conduct, and stating that the disaster was caused entirely by the miserable state of the harbor. [Hamilton Spectator]

Wreck of the Canada - The body of Hammond, one of the hands on board the ill-fated Canada has been recovered, and an inquest held upon it. The jury came to the conclusion that the loss of the Canada was occasioned by the want of an efficient light on the Port Hope pier.

Lake Huron Fisheries - We read in the Port Huron Gazette of the 24th November:-"That despatch is the life and soul of business, was exemplified a few weeks since in the fishing trade on Lake Huron, by Mr. Elliott of Niagara, who had chartered the Juno belonging to that port, for the purpose of carrying on fishing operations at "the Islands." This gentleman left Goderich in his vessel soon after midnight of the 13th October, and having run ninety miles in her, rowed with his crew five miles more in his boat, and within the twenty-four hours after leaving Goderich had caught fifty barrels of fish! This enterprising gentleman returned here on the 19th instant, with nine hundred barrels of Herrings and Whitefish, and would have captured a much larger quantity had it not been for the weather setting in stormy. [Huron Gaz. 24th]

A New City - The Buffalo Express says that a company of gentlemen of Cleveland, Ohio, and Albany forwarders, has been organized, with the purpose of founding a new commercial depot at Tonawanda, twelve miles below Buffalo. They have purchased 1400 acres of land lying on the Niagara River and Tonawanda creek, in the village of Tonawanda, for which they have paid $58,000, and are now receiving proposals for the construction of docks, elevators, warehouses, etc. necessary for the purpose of transhipment. The reasons assigned for the movement are the delays and embarrassments attendant upon the transhipping of property at Buffalo with the present harbor facilities.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 16, 1848