The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1851

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p.2 Lake Superior - The Journal of the 11th says:- Copper continues to come forward from the Cliff, Minnesota, North West and North American Mines. The propeller Peninsula cleared from the Sault on the 3rd, with 96 1/2 tons of splendid mass, barrel and stamp work from the Cliff, and several tons from the North American, the whole worth some forty thousand dollars. [Buffalo Com. Advertiser]

Thirteen Men Drowned - Brig Sunk - Mr. Oscar Maine, of Canadaigua, took passage with a friend, named Slater, from the same place, on board a brig that left Buffalo on Tuesday, about two o'clock. They were caught in a heavy gale and endeavored to make Grand River and Cleveland, but without success. On Sunday afternoon, the brig sprung a leak, and sank in one hour, about 30 miles from Cleveland. There were twenty on board. Ten of them took a boat - nine of them got hold of the sides of the boat, and capsized her - the whole were drowned - They had all with two exceptions, been indulging freely with liquor. The only person saved was Mr. Maine, who was found by the propeller California, lashed to the mast, which was projecting out of the water some eight feet. Slater also hung to the mast, but finally became exhausted and sunk. [Detroit Tribune]

The steamer Ottawa, which came in contact with the Reindeer at Kingston, and was reported as sunk, arrived here yesterday afternoon, with all her machinery in working order, the hull quite sound, but nearly all her upper works are wrecked. [Montreal Herald]


22nd - Schr. Minerva Cook, Plympton, 5000 pipe staves and 1000 feet oak timber, Calvin & Cook.

Schr. Primer, Oswego, in ballast.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. Britannia, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Str. New Era, mixed cargo.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1851