Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1855
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p.2 An Unknown Shoal - Capt. H.M. Markie, of the schooner Campbell, informs us that instead of striking White Shoals, as stated, he struck a shoal about 5 miles due west of the Light ship, and nor'-nor'-west from Skillagalee. His vessel run out in six feet water to her forward hatch, with two fathoms water on each side, 10 feet under her stern, and three fathoms at her jib-boom end. Capt. M. informs us that he has sailed the lakes for fifteen years, and never knew of the existence of this shoal before. He has since made inquiries of the oldest vessel captains on the lakes, and finds that the shoal is almost entirely unknown. After getting off the reef he was obliged to run down into Sheboygan Bay and run his vessel into the mud, as he had not a sufficient number of men to keep her free of water. Here he tried to get an extra number of men, offering $3 per day, but could not get them. After rigging spring poles to his pumps he succeeded in getting her off with his own crew, eight in number. While coming down Lake Huron during the late gale his vessel came very near foundering at two different times, all his men at the pumps being unable to gain upon the water. The Campbell will discharge the balance of her cargo and go into d rydock for repairs. [Detroit Advertiser]
Died - At Brantford, on Monday, the 5th inst., Capt. Melloy (sic - Milloy ?), of the steamer Champion, aged 35 years.
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- Rick Neilson
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