The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1854

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p.2 Schr. Albion Sunk - We learn from the Rochester Democrat that the Canadian Schooner Albion, Capt. Low, was sunk while entering Genesee on Sunday. The Democrat says when making the piers on Sunday during the blow, she struck against the east pier with such force as to break in her quartr. She sunk in about 8 feet of water. The vessel was from Oswego, loaded with salt, and bound for Dundas. Through the almost superhuman exertions of Capts. Cook and Higby, the lives of those on board were saved; they having taken small boats and launched out into the surf at the risk of their own lives. [Rochester Democrat]

Five Lives Saved - On Monday last, as the Steamer Novelty, Capt. Bonter, was proceeding up the Bay, and had got nearly opposite the Tower at Murray Point, several persons were seen struggling in the water near the Tower, when the boat immediately stopped, and John Graham, Samuel Cooper, James Connoly, Joseph Campbell and Henry Cunningham, were taken aboard. The Yacht in which they were sailing went down very suddenly, and they certainly would have stood a chance of losing their lives, had it not been for the timely assistance rendered them by Captain Bonter and his crew, to whom too much praise cannot be rendered. Those in the yacht were three men and two boys all employed in the Ontario Foundry, who were proceeding to Simcoe or some of the adjacent islands for a load of sand. It is only a few days since the Town Council of Niagara took cognizance of a similar act of two young men of that town and recommended their conduct to the consideration of the Royal Humane Society; can the City Fathers of Kingston not decide on as suitable an acknowledgement of Captain Bonter's services on the above occasion? [Whig]

Aug. 15, 16, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1854