The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 14, 1852

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p.2 The Weather - ...Steamers and schooners are yet entering and leaving the harbor. On Sunday morning the Gildersleeve left port for Belleville, and yesterday we saw the steamers Ocean Wave and Novelty at their wharves, and a considerable quantity of flour in course of transhipment for Montreal.

Loss of Schooner Brewster And All Hands On Board

This vessel sailed from Long Point Bay, Canada West, Nov. 11th, freighted with lumber for Cleveland. The vessel and cargo were owned by Mr. Peter Francisco, of Ohio city, who took passage for Cleveland, together with Messrs. Wm. C. Francisco, David Foster, Murray McKenzie, John Smith, and a crew of probably five sailors, names unknown. When within about ten or fifteen miles of Cleveland, as is supposed, she capsized in the great storm of that day and evening, and all on board were lost. No traces of the ill-fated passengers or crew have yet been discovered. The schooner was driven by the gale keel uppermost on the beach near Fairport. Mr. P. Fransicso and Capt. Bass have each left a wife and family. The others as far as known were single men. [Cleveland Plaindealer]

The White Fishery - Every year the white fishery on the shores of this County, is becoming of more importance. In the season which has just closed, there were about 8000 barrels taken on Weller's Beach, and probably 6000 more on the Wellington and East Lake beaches. The fish are uncommonly fine. We saw some weighing from 5 to 7 pounds, and they are sold from $4 to $4 1/2 per barrel, when fresh they are really delicious. Weller's Beach is about five miles long, and each seine probably takes up about a quarter of a mile. Some of these fishing grounds are valued as high as $600 or $800 each. In connection with this subject, the communication of our intelligent and esteemed Consecon friend in another column, will be read with much interest. [Picton Gazette]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 14, 1852