The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1854

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p.2 Junction Canal - Among the petitions to the House we find the following:-

Of John Counter, Esquire, of the City of Kingston, representing that in consequence of having become security to the Commissioners of Public Works on behalf of the Contractors for the construction of the Junction Canal at Edwardsburgh, he was compelled to undertake the completion of the said work under very great disadvantages, to his serious loss and inconvenience; and praying for an inquiry and relief in the premises.

The difficulty in this case we understand to have arisen in the great advance which has taken place in the wages of labor - an advance far greater than could have been anticipated at the time of the making of the contract, and we hope that Parliament will deal in a liberal spirit with the claim now presented.

Oswego, Oct. 17th - The Buffalo Democrat says we were shown a letter on Saturday last, received that day from a gentleman connected with an Assurance Office in Chicago, which states that the Schooners Robert Campbell, Allenwick, Levant, North Yuba, Seventy-Six, Roanoke, Globe, St. Clair, and Propeller Rossiter, were all ashore between Port Betsie and Grand River, Michigan, on the East shore of Lake Michigan, and it was reported that the Schooners Irwin and Whirlwind were also ashore, but no particulars of the last two having gone ashore have been received. The Schooner Energy, was referred to in the letter, as being ashore, but not as a total loss.

We learn from the Niagara Mail of Wednesday that a large three-masted vessel, The Ocean, with a very valuable cargo on board, was totally destroyed by fire on Tuesday, in the harbor of Port Dalhousie. Loss supposed to be 50,000 pounds.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1854