The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 28, 1853

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p.2 Launch - A fine schooner, named the Helen Blood, intended for the lumber trade, and of about 125 tons, was yesterday launched from the Marine Railway ship-yard. Another is on the stocks.

An American full-rigged brig, the Algomah, which sailed from Oswego with a cargo of railroad iron, was compelled to make this port on Saturday, having sprung a leak. The cargo will probably be discharged, and the vessel hauled out here.

Another Sailboat Accident - On Monday afternoon last, the sail boat belonging to Capt. Gaskin, in which were Thomas Dunlop, and David Campbell, seamen, and Arthur Coleridge, an apprentice of Capt. Gaskin, was capsized off Cataraqui Point, and two of the party, Dunlop and Coleridge, perished. Campbell was saved after being in the water an hour and a half.

Collision Between The Steamer Ontario And The Prop. Vermont - About eleven o'clock yesterday forenoon, as the steamer Ontario was coming out of the river St. Lawrence, she came in collision with the Propeller Vermont. The Propeller struck her just forward of the Saloon, and carried that and her whole side back as far as the wheel house away, including besides the Saloon, the Mate's and Engineer's rooms, and part of the wheel house; also several of the braces. The Propeller put back to Cape Vincent, and the steamer continued on her way to this port. The extent of the injury to the Propeller was not known. No one was injured, though Mr. Leinhart, keeper of the Saloon, saw the approaching Propeller just in time to escape from danger before the collision. [Oswego Palladium 21st]

The Vermont is now on the railway here, having a new stern put it, and being otherwise repaired.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 28, 1853