The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1852

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p.2 Trade on Lake Ontario - increase in population and development of canals and railroads all add to increase in commerce; half a column of facts and figures. [Rochester American]

Lake Shipping

Marine Disaster - The three-masted schooner Buckeye State, Flint, master, went ashore last night, in the gale, about five miles south of the river. She now lays broadside to the shore. Her masts and hampering all gone overboard, and bulwarks stove in. They have now her hatches off, taking out her freight, which consists of apples, cider and railroad iron. The vessel, it is thought, will be a total loss. [Milwaukee Daily, Nov. 5th]

We learn that in the gale of last Saturday and Sunday, on Lake Erie, the steamer St. Louis sunk on a reef near Sandusky city. No lives were lost.

The barque Canada that left Erie on Saturday night, with a cargo of coal, lost her top-gallant mast, and sustained damage in her hull. She got into Buffalo on Sunday.

The schooner M. Dousman, with coal, sunk in the harbor at Erie.

The steamers Lady Elgin and Keystone State, were damaged in attempting to run into Dunkirk. The steamer America was slightly damaged.

The schooner R.C. Smead went to pieces on Sunday, a few miles below Barcelona. She was loaded with coal, and it is feared that two hands were lost.

Erie, Nov. 8th - The propeller Samson, from Monroe to Buffalo, sprung a leak outside and broke her engine. Thus disabled, she threw overboard 500 or 600 barrels of flour consigned to Weed & Co., Buffalo. She is now lying at the dock, having been towed in by the United States steamship Michigan. They commenced pumping her, and the water at this time is nearly out.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1852