The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1837


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p.3 Shipwreck on Lake Ontario - The schooner Josephine, Capt. Hart, of Oswego, arrived at the mouth of the Genesee yesterday, reports that on Monday, between Oak Orchard Creek and Eighteen Mile Creek, about five miles from shore, he discovered a vessel lying broad side, and nearly all under water. He boarded her, found her hatches made fast, her canvas all set, and no person on board. Could not discover her name. She appeared to be a Canada vessel of about 100 tons - bottom painted white - other paintings, white, black and green, with red stripes. Capt. Hart thinks she must have had a full freight, as she lay so low in the water, but could not get at the hatches - her fore rigging newly tarred. He took her in tow and held her several hours, but the wind increasing, he was obliged to let go. He has brought in the yawl which was with her, and left it with Capt. Latta, at the mouth of the Genessee River. There can be no doubt but all on board have perished, as there could have been no way to escape but by the yawl, which was found with her. She was probably upset in the squall on Sunday last. [Rochester Democrat]

We learn by the steamer Telegraph, from Rochester, which arrived here on Monday morning, that the above mentioned wreck had been towed into the Genesee River, and proved to be the schooner Union of Port Hope, Upper Canada. No lives were lost, the persons on board having been taken off by some vessel. [Oswego Palladium]

NOTICE.

Messrs. McPherson & Crane, Kingston, beg leave to notify their friends and the public that, in consequence of the temporary stoppage of the Lachine Canal, all Goods and Produce, forwarded to or from Montreal, will be subjected to an additional charge of cartage betwixt Lachine and that port, until the said Canal is re-opened.

Kingston, Aug. 14th, 1837.


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Date of Original:
Aug. 12, 1837
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KN.4987
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1837