The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1853

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p.2 (from the Buffalo Commercial of Tuesday)

Steamer Empire Ashore - We are indebted to Mr. Gilbert, the chief operator in the O'Reilly Western office, for the following:-

Monroe, Nov. 19th, 3 P.M.

The steamer Empire went ashore in a thick fog about 1/2 or 3/4 miles from Monroe Light-house at 1 o'clock yesterday morning. It was so dark and the fog so thick they passed within a few rods of the light-house, but did not see it. The steamers have been trying to haul her off this morning, but without success.

She is about one foot out of the water forward, and lays nearly head on the beach. Her cargo is all out; no damage done that we can learn. She will probably have to stay there until a strong Northeast wind gives her sufficient water to float.

Broken Down - The Propeller Iowa, with a full cargo of merchandize for the upper lakes, was towed back to port on Saturday by the propeller Milwaukee, having broken some part of her machinery. Her cargo will be transferred to the Milwaukee.

Ashore - The schooner Hope, Capt. Traverse, with a cargo of railroad iron and bound for Chicago, went ashore on Wednesday night last on Bass Island. She has been stripped and her rigging was brought to port by the propeller Indiana.

The Sandusky Register says "the steamer Louisiana is little hurt, and will lose but one trip in time. She will be pumped out today, and come into dock; when repairs will be made sufficiently to allow her taking in a cargo for Buffalo, where she will go on the Dry Dock for complete repairs, and be ready for service in a few days."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1853