The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1851

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Garden Island,

Monday, 29th Sept., 1851.

Capt. Wells,

Sir, - Yesterday morning, finding that some trunks and furniture were drifting hereabout, the wind from the North, I went round the shore near Hitchcock's Ferry, along both sides of Batteau channel, and round the north shore of Simcoe Island as far as Mr. Garratt's Dairy, with a view to secure whatever portions of the wreck might be got ashore. The people along that coast exerted themselves to save whatever property they observed, and are desirous that the proper owners should now call and take it away. There are about half a dozen travelling trunks, some chairs, tables, bedsteads, etc. and a few barrels of flour; by calling on Messrs. Martin Staley, John Salois and William Davis at Batteau Channel; and Mr. Charles or Wm. Webb, on Garden Island, as well as at my house, the property will be given up.

Perhaps you had better bring or send some document to satisfy the people they should give it up to those who call for it.

I am, Sir,

Yours truly,


N.B. - When the trunks were found unlocked, the contents were dried, but those locked were not opened, and consequently the contents must be suffering damage.



25th - Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Sophia, Oswego, in ballast.

Schr. Western Miller, Montreal, 80 bbls. fish, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Perry, Whitby, 27,574 West India and pipe staves, Messrs. Dunn & Co.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

27th- Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1851