The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1854

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p.2 Wreck - We regret to learn that the brigantine Halifax was lost in the recent gale, in Mexico Bay, near Sacketts Harbor, and that all hands perished. No particulars have yet been received.

Vessel Ashore - We learned at a late hour last (Thursday) evening that the barque Pomona of French Creek, loaded with timber is ashore about two miles above Cape Vincent. The vessel is a three master of about 300 tons, and was owned by Messrs. Fowler & Esseltine; she is a total wreck we learn, there being but one mast remaining upright. There was no tidings of the crew, and they are supposed to have all perished. [Rome Sentinel]

The vessel above mentioned is the same as was stated in our issue of Friday last as having been found stranded in the channel between Wolfe Island and the American shore.

Buffalo, Dec. 7th - The steamer Mayflower, wrecked a few days since has been abandoned - arrangements made for getting out machinery - the hull is broken in two pieces across the middle. She cost $176,000, and had run five seasons in the Michigan Central Line. No insurance.

Rochester, Dec. 7th - Several vessels have been wrecked near this place on Lake Ontario; yet we hear of no lives lost, but a large amount of property.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1854