The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1849

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p.2 Marine Disasters - The schooner Outward Bound was lost, with all on board, near the Manitou Islands, on the 17th of April. The captain of the schooner Tempest reports that he saw the Outward Bound on that day, with a signal of distress flying - ensign set union down - and that he immediately stood towards her. It was blowing a very heavy gale of wind - snowing and weather extremely cold, and the vessel making ice very fast. He approached near enough to distinguish the people on board, all of whom were gathered aft on the quarter, and counted them - 10 in number, including the captain's wife. When he was within 30 rods of the ill-fated vessel, she went down and all hands perished. She went down bodily, fore and aft, the last vestige he saw of her being the head of the jib. The Outward Bound was a vessel of 260 tons burden, 3 years old this summer. She was owned by Richmond & Co. of Chicago, and her cargo consisted of 270 bbls pork, do. beef, 940 do. flour, and 1200 bushels wheat. Both cargo and vessel were insured.

The Tempest split her sails and in consequence went ashore near the "Sleeping Bear." 7,000 bushels wheat were thrown overboard, when she floated, but another blow coming on before she could be got underway, she went ashore again, where she now lies with 3000 bushels wheat in her, and at last advices was perfectly tight and the balance of the wheat dry. The Tempest is a good vessel, 230 tons burthen, not quite a year old, owned in Racine by Dutton and others, and will probably be got off.

Capt. Wilcox, of the schooner Peland, was knocked overboard from that vessel and drowned on Lake Michigan, on her passage from Lake Michigan. Capt. Wilcox was a fine man and a good sailor. He belonged to Fairport, Ohio.

The Chicago Journal of the 26th ult., reports the loss of the schooner John Lille, near the North Manitou, in a late blow, and it was feared that all on board, consisting of 12 or 15 persons, were lost. The Indians brought the news over to the Manitous, who reported they found eight dead bodies. [Oswego Times]


Port of Kingston.

May 5th - Schr. Governor, Rondeau, 9146 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, 2 bbls. cider, E. Browne & Co.

May 7th - Str. Cherokee, Toledo, 7905 bush. wheat, 321 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson.

Schr. St. Clair, Toledo, 7 bbls. grease, 12 bbls. tallow, 1000 kegs lard, Macpherson & Crane;

100 bbls. lard, 275 bbls. pork, Hooker & Henderson; 189 bbls. Pork, E. Browne & Co.

Schr. Charles Smith, Oswego, 40 bundles containing 4000 apple trees, Spicer and Peck.




Unrivalled for speed and comfort, having received entire New Upper and Lower Cabins and Furniture, will commence her regular trips in the early part of next week, between this Port and Montreal, direct,


The Fashion, it is expected, will make three trips each week, and the public may rely upon her being a safe, respectable and cheap commodious conveyance.

Lake and River Steam Packet Office,

Kingston, 8th May, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1849