The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1852

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p.2 A large number of vessels are being built this winter at Cleveland. The total tonnage of those on the stocks at the several yards in that city amount to 3000.

Another Vessel Ashore - The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser of Wednesday says:- "The brig John Hancock, with a cargo of railroad iron, and a propeller boiler on deck, bound for Toledo, was caught out in the gale of Saturday last, and attempted to make the port of Rondeau, C.W., but had her sails blown away, which rendered her nearly unmanageable, and she labored heavily and made water fast having some five feet in her hold when she went ashore, some 8 miles below Rondeau. The boiler went overboard when she struck. The cargo will be mostly saved, but the vessel owing to the lateness of the season, will probably prove a total loss. Vessel and cargo insured in two New York companies.

Prima Donna Destroyed - We regret to say that this fine yacht - which it will be remembered, took the first prize at the Kingston and at the Toronto regatta of last autumn - was totally destroyed during the gale of Monday night. The Prima Donna was moored at the marine railway upper wharf, near the steamer Champion and propeller Britannia. Owing to the violence of the wind, the stern lines of the steamers gave way when they swung round to the wind, and came in collision with the Prima Donna, breaking up and sinking the latter.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1852