The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1852

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p.2 Grand River Navigation - extension of Welland Canal to Brantford wanted.

Loss of the Sophia - A letter received by Capt. Gaskin, the former owner of this vessel, announces her loss at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River on Monday night of last week. the writer says: - "She had completed her contract with the Commissariat, and proceeded to the Nottawasaga to load lumber for Bufalo; she was under the care of a good Pilot; upon nearing the mouth of the river, about 6 p.m., with a light, fair breeze, and under easy canvass, she grounded in 6 feet of water, and before she could be got off, a heavy gale from N.N.W. sprang up, which drove her on shore about 2 o'clock, a.m., on Sunday, carrying away both masts and straining her very much. From the locality in which this occurred it is almost impossible to get proper assistance to get her off, and it is likely that before anything can be done that she will go to pieces, particularly if another N.W. blow comes on." (at Club Island ?)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1852