The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1852

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p.2 Burning of A Schooner - About 9 o'clock, on the night of Wednesday last, the schooner Elizabeth, owned by Mr. Thompson Smith of Oakville, took fire at Port Credit, and in spite of every exertion was totally consumed. There were on board 1600 barrels of flour, the property of Mr. John A. Torrance of Toronto, which fell a sacrifice to the devouring element, and we regret to learn that there was no insurance either on the cargo or vessel. The fire, it appears, originated in the hold of the craft.

Drowned - Mr. Gilbert Storms, of Marysburgh, was drowned on Thursday last. He, in company with his two sons, went out in the lake that morning to take up a gill net, which they succeeded in doing, but in returning, when within a few rods of the shore the boat capsized. The sons were rescued but the father was drowned before assistance arrived.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1852