British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1844
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p.3 The Storm - The late storm has made great ravages in this District, uprooting houses and barns and prostrating fences in every neighbourhood. We have to perform the melancholy duty of recording the total loss of the sch. Primrose, owned and commanded by Capt. Henry Stanton of Athol, with all on board. She was heavily laden with wheat, which she took in at the store of A. McFaul, Esq. at Wellington. She is supposed to have struck on Salmon Point, and then drifted to where she now lies, in 40' of water, off Point Peter Lighthouse. Capt. Stanton was a most industrious and energetic young man, and possessed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. Those who comprised Capt. Stanton's crew were Wm. Burlingham, son of Varnum Burlingham of Athol, John Trumpour of Athol, and James Bailey of Picton, the loss of whom is deeply regretted. It is supposed their bodies will be found lashed to the rigging.
[Prince Edward Gazette, Oct. 25th]
The Mails - In consequence of the storm, no boats have arrived from either the Lake or River since Sunday, and consequently no mails have been received since then.....
ad for str. Bytown. Oct. 29th, 1844.
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