The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1851

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Loss of the Brig Lucy Blossom.

Detroit, 29th - The steamer Niagara, whilst steaming down the river last night, run into the brig Blossom, lying at anchor, near Malden. The brig sunk in a few minutes. Immediately upon being struck, the brig swung round and came in contact with the schooner G.T. Williams, carrying away part of her head gear and slightly damaging her. The Blossom had 10,000 bushels of Corn, belonging in Chicago - total loss. Schooner Williams is engaged in saving what can be saved of the Blossom's sails and rigging.

Oswego, Nov. 26th - A despatch from Detroit says the propeller Delaware, just arrived at that port from the upper lakes, reports the propeller Illinois ashore on Fox Island. She had a full cargo of down freight and the report says will probably be a total loss. There is nothing definite about this.

It was reported at Milwaukee that the propeller James Wood was at anchor on the 15th inst. at Sheboygan, in a leaky condition. Her rudder and smoke pipe were gone, and bows stove in. She is probably waiting to be towed up to Chicago for repairs.

The schooner Newbould, Capt. Maine, was capsized a few days since, on Lake Michigan, with about 30 people on board, all lost. She was on her passage from Chicago to Grand Traverse, with a full supply for a lumbering establishment at the latter place.


28th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Alert, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Schr. California, Sandusky, 10,000 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Jenny Lind, Ogdensburgh, in ballast.

Schr. Agnes Barton, Ogdensburgh, in ballast.

Schr. Christianna, Picton, 300 bbls. flour, 34 bbls. pork, W. Brown; 120 bush. barley, Jas. Morton.

Schr. Premier, Port Stanley, 87 bbls. ashes, 90 bbls. pork, 94 kegs butter, 32 boxes sundries,150 bbls. flour, 1000 pipe staves, 4934 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.


28th - Str. Niagara, Oswego, mixed cargo.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1851