The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1848

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p.2 Hurricane & Melancholy Loss of Life on Lake Huron - small open boat Wing and Wing left Goderich with merchandize to trade with Indians; seen by captain of schooner Dragon of Chatham, which was at the time in harbor at the Fishing Islands lying at anchor; found by men on the Mary Ann of Goderich on shore; 4 lives lost, Am. prop. Racine, Capt. Brown, from Chicago to Kingston, schooner Juno, of Toronto, Capt. Marshall, and schooner George Davis, Capt. Racy, of Buffalo, also in same storm. [Huron Gazette, Nov.10th]



The Magnet made her last trip for the season yesterday morning, and is laid up here. This boat has proved herself to be, during some of the most violent gales of the season, a safe and expeditious conveyance; whilst the elegance of her accommodations, the attention and urbanity of her commander, (Capt. Sutherland,) and indeed, of all her officers, have secured a proportionate share of public patronage, and made her a great favorite.

The Rochester, (Capt. Masson,) made her last trip on Saturday, and is laid up at Laud's wharf. The Rochester is a first rate boat, and is elegantly and commodiously fitted up. Capt. Masson has been engaged in the command of various vessels, plying between this port and Lewiston, for several years, and has every season added to the favorable esteem which he so deservedly earned at the commencement of his career. To the abilities of a seaman, he adds the manners of a gentleman.

The Express, (Capt. Harrison,) still continues her trips between this place and Toronto. Capt. H. has won to himself golden opinions during the season, and his politeness, and attention to the travelling community, have procured for him a popularity equal to that enjoyed by any other commander on the Lake. [Journal & Express, Nov. 24th]

The Navigation - Gildersleeve still running to Prescott; steamer City of Toronto making perhaps her last trip on Lake tomorrow; and Chief Justice to run to Niagara. (part unreadable)

Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

Nov. 25th - Schr. Governor, Port Stanley, gen. cargo.

26th - Str. Albion, Montreal, barge William Henry in tow, and merchandise.

Str. Express, gen. cargo.

27th - Schr. Illinois, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Schr. Empire, Oswego, 2128 bbls. salt, 500 bags do., merchandise for Toronto and Port Credit.

p. Edward, South Bay, 1900 bush. rye, fish, butter, eggs, yarn, Mr. Morton.

Oddfellow, Oakville, 316 bbls. flour, J. Fraser; 500 bush. wheat, McDonald & Co., Gananoque.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1848