The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1854

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p.2 The steamer City of Hamilton has commenced running on the Bay, under the command of Capt. Chambers. She arrived here from Toronto on Wednesday, and proceeded up the Bay the same morning.

A Schooner Capsized - Tidings reached this port yesterday morning of the loss of the schooner S.A. Greene, which left Browne's wharf, light, last Thursday night, after having discharged a cargo of coal. The following particulars have been furnished us by Capt. Dunphy of the schooner Franklin Pierce, now taking in a cargo of wheat at Gorrie's wharf. On last Sunday morning at half-past ten o'clock, when about fifteen miles from the light house, the attention of Capt. D. was directed to something large floating at a distance, and he immediately hauled to and bore up to the object, when he found it to be the schooner S.A. Greene, fore and aft rigged, in a capsized condition, lying on her larboard side; a portion of her starboard rails and bulwarks being out of water. A two-reefed mainsail was visible, and both top-masts were out of the water. Her head was lying to the westward. As soon as it was ascertained that there were no human beings on board, the F. Pierce proceeded on her course. A telegraph was received yesterday, by a gentleman in this city, stating that the Captain (Shea) and crew of the lost vessel had escaped in one of her boats, and safely reached Port Dalhousie. The S.A. Greene was an Erie boat, left this port unladen, and it is presumed was capsized by a squall. The vessel has since been towed in. [Globe]

Port of Kingston - Imports - 22nd - Str. Star, Cape Vincent - 4 trunks, 3 parcels stay millinery, Miss McChesney.

23rd - Str. Mayflower, Ogdensburgh - (gen. cargo)

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

24th - Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

25th - Scow J. Morton, Dexter - 39 tons ground plaster, Coleman Hinckley.

Str. Bay State, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

Exports - 20th - Str. Star, Cape Vincent - 3 cases goods.

24th - Scow J. Morton, Cape Vincent - 39 cords wood.

25th - Brig. B. Sheridan, Chicago - 229 tons pig iron.

Str. Arabian, Cape Vincent - 1 wagon.

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - 42 brls peas.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1854