The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1853

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p.2 (From the Buffalo Commercial of Monday evening)

Brig Ashore - Man Drowned - The Milwaukee Sentinel says: "There was a heavy sea rolling on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, and vessels outside were in great danger. The steamer Lady Elgin stood out from the piers and anchored in the bay during the night.

The brig Oleander, Green, bound for Buffalo with a cargo of corn, in attempting to get into the river, for refuge, went ashore on the south side of the Government pier at about 11 o'clock P.M. A boat from the schooner Nebraska, containing seven men, went to her aid, but was upset in the surf, and a man named John Johnson, a Norwegian sailor, drowned. The others got ashore safely.

The Oleander is ashore in 6 feet of water, and had leaked but little yesterday morning. She will be got off after unloading."

The Chicago Tribune says: "The schooner Denmark, which arrived yesterday from Buffalo, reports the schooner T.P. Hardy ashore on Lake Huron, 15 miles below Mackinac. She was loaded with salt for Milwaukee, and is owned by Col. Shepard and the Messrs. Winslow. It is not known what damage she has sustained.

The bark Canada, Capt. Bantam, which left Chicago on Thursday last for Buffalo, was seen off Point Sauble by brig Sultan, which arrived at this port yesterday. The bark had carried away her fore topmast and jibboom, and lost her yards, sails and rigging. All hands were at work cleaning away the wreck, when last seen from the Sultan."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1853