The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1854

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p.2 The steamer Alabama which sailed from Buffalo on the 29th ult., sprung a leak when about two miles out and immediately sunk. Fortunately she grounded on a bar where the water was no more than twenty feet deep, and sunk only to her upper deck. The crew were taken off by the steam tug Hamilton Morton. There was deep water on both sides where the Alabama went down. She is not insured.

Bark Arabia - We are pleased to learn that the bark Arabia, of this port, which sailed from Quebec for Liverpool, made the run home in 27 days, having arrived in the Mersey on the 18th ult. Capt. Godfrey states that he saw a large number of icebergs during the passage.

We have received a number of the London Illustrated News, containing among other engravings one representing the bark Cataraqui of this port, passing through the Gallops rapids, when on her way to the Ocean. The sketch of the vessel is excellent, but that of the rapids is decidedly imaginative. The artist saw the ship, but he evidently never descended the Gallops. The Cataraqui was looked upon with a good deal of interest in London, and has doubtless been well disposed of ere this.

Sept. 5, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1854