The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1853

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p.2 The Ocean Wave - Nothing definite has yet been ascertained as to the cause of the fire on board the Ocean Wave. The following is a list of the lost and saved, more complete than we have yet published, but still imperfect:-

Crew Saved - Capt. A. Wright, Prescott; T. Oliver Purser, Ogdensburg; George Potter, 2nd mate, do.; Baptiste Meir, 2nd engineer, do.; Thomas Fuller, waiter, Toronto; Peter Provost, Francis Saforte, Joseph Rousseau, firemen; John Ewart, Patrick Moran, John Belton, James Graham, Stephen Blackman, deck hands; George Graham, wheelman; and one deck hand, name unknown.

Crew Lost - J. Forsyth, 1st mate, Ogdensburg; James Turnbull, 1st engineer, do.; Alexander Shimmon, steward, Toronto; Mrs. Gerrard, Ladies' maid, Hamilton; with a bar-tender, cook, and nine hands, names unknown.

Passengers Lost - Mrs. McDonald, Ogdensburg; Miss McLennan, Cornwall; Mrs. Stewart, Toronto; Lyman Fish, Ogdensburg; J. Mitchell (miller), Pickering; Mrs. Stevenson's three children and nurse; __ Richardson, (colored), Toronto; __ O'Doyle, near Brockville; leaving three cabin and seven deck passengers missing, names unknown. Thus making the loss of passengers and crew about 32 persons.

Tug Line Notice

The PUBLIC are respectfully informed that the Proprietors of the Tug Line between Kingston and Montreal, have completed all their Arrangements for Towing, according to the contract entered into with the Commissioners of Public Works. The rates of Towing will be in accordance with the Schedule published by the Commissioners in the different newspapers last Fall. The charge of towage will be according to Draught of Water and Breadth of Beam. The Company will make a further Reduction from the established rates to vessels employing this Line from Kingston to Montreal on their upward trips. They will be towed from Prescott to Kingston at the same rates as downwards, viz.: One Third of upward rates.

* A Tug Line Company Steamer will leave Kingston and Lachine Daily.

May 4th,1853 Thos. Maxwell & Co.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1853