p.2 Fire On The Lake - [Buffalo Republic] - Capt. Kellogg, of the brig Sultan, reports seeing a propeller on fire last night off the cut above Long Point. She was some five or six miles to windward and astern of the brig, apparently making for the Canada shore. The wind was blowing a gale at the time, and Capt. K. found it impossible to render any assistance.
The steamer Mayflower was thrown on her beam ends between Mackinaw and Detroit, on Wednesday last, and a large quantity of freight was thrown overboard to right her. She was afterwards run into by a schooner and considerably damaged.
Buffalo papers state that there are over one hundred vessels aground on the St. Clair Flats, and up to Thursday last not a vessel had passed Detroit from the upper lakes. Some of these vessels have been detained on the flats for more than seventeen days, heavily loaded with wheat and flour. It has been ascertained, as we are informed on good authority, that there is on board the vessels aground, on the Flats above Detroit more than one million bushels of wheat.
Abduction - The Canadian schooner Susannah attempted to smuggle her cargo ashore at Port Burwell a few days since. The Collector of the Customs ascertaining the fact went on board the vessel, when the captain immediately got under way and proceeded down the lake for Buffalo, where he arrived on Thursday.
The Zimmerman - The fine new steamer Zimmerman, built to run to Toronto, in connection with the Erie and Ontario Railway, made a trial trip yesterday afternoon, as far as Lewiston. She moved gracefully through the water, and proved uncommonly steady. The Zimmerman is fitted up in a very rich and chaste style, and will be in all respects a most comfortable boat. Her worthy commander, Capt. Milloy, is deservedly a favorite with the public; and we can only express the general feeling when we say that we are heartily glad to see him in command of so fine a craft, and for which we prognosticate an abundant harvest of success. [Niagara Mail]
Nov. 23, 1854