The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1853

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p.2 Wrecked - A correspondent of the Cleveland Herald writes under date of Madison, Ohio, Oct. 28th, that the schooner G.H. Walker, Capt. Hart, came ashore this afternoon, about 2 miles above Madison Dock. The vessel is a complete wreck. The loading consisting of pine lumber, from Port Burwell, is scattered along the beach for miles. Supposed to belong to some person in Cleveland.

The captain was taken out of the water nearly drowned, having drifted ashore on a raft made of plank. The hands, six in number, and one passenger, nearly perished, were taken from the wreck by the citizens. Contradictory statements being made by the captain and crew, it is difficult to tell to whom this lumber was consigned. The vessel sprung a leak last night, when about 40 miles out.

Shipwrecked - The London Free Press states that the schooner Burlington, with a cargo of coal from Cleveland to Port Stanley, got ashore a little above Port Bruce, during the gale of the 26th ult., and that it is doubtful when she may be got off, as she leaks badly.

Loss of Timber - We are informed that a vessel with some 10,000 cubic feet of timber, designed for the Government Piers at Little Sodus, and consigned to D. Wormer, of Albany, came into this port week ago Sunday, for the purpose of being towed up to its place of destination. Mr. Wormer obtained permission to put the timber in the Government booms at this port, but owing to the heavy action of the sea on the Tuesday following, they gave way, and about $6400 worth of the timber floated into the lake and was lost. The timber was shipped from Chatham, C.W. [Oswego Times]

The Niagara Falls Ship Canal - Americans making preliminary surveys.

Toronto Assizes - Friday, Nov. 2nd - Fellows vs McIntosh - The plaintiff claimed damages for five days demurrage of the Schooner Ocean, of which the plaintiff is master and owner. Plaintiff being at the port of Kingston, he received an order from defendant to proceed with his vessel to Toronto, where he would receive a load of flour from Messrs. Ross, Mitchell & Co. Upon the arrival of the schooner at Toronto, plaintiff applied for the flour, when he was informed it had been shipped by another vessel. The plaintiff was detained five days before he was enabled to obtain a load, for which detainance he claimed compensation. Verdict for plaintiff, 37 pounds 10 s. Counsel for plaintiff, Dempsey; for defendant, Hagarty, Q.C.

Nov. 10, 1853


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1853