The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1855

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p.2 Marine Disasters - The Detroit Dem. & Inquirer, 3rd, says: The bark Great West, from Chicago, laden with 40,000 bushels of oats, while coming down the rapids in the St. Clair River, on Friday night last, struck on a reef and tore off her keel. This caused the bark to leak badly. The steamer Ruby came opportunely and towed her into Sarnia Bay, where she was allowed to sink in shoal water. There will be a loss of about one half of her cargo, which will be wet. The brig Arabian while being towed down over the St. Clair Flats ahead of the schooner Iowa, which was under considerable headway, ran into the stern of the Arabian, and damaged her to the amount of $1,500 it is said, breaking in her taffrail rail and stern. The damage done did not prevent the brig from proceeding forward on her trip.

A Trip Down the River - letter to Editor about trip on St. Helen, Capt. Crysler.

ad - Evening Boat for Toronto and Hamilton - steamer Boston, Capt. Sinclair; will stop at Cobourg, Port Hope, Bond Head, Darlington, Oshawa, and Whitby.

July 12, 13, 1855


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1855