The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1855

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p.2 The Reciprocity Treaty and the Coasting Trade - an article about recent seizures of British vessels at the port of Oswego, "...A number of seizures have been made at Oswego of cargoes of lumber, wheat, etc., shipped to that port, in Canadian bottoms, from ports in the United States, on Lake Erie and the upper lakes. There has recently bee, we are informed, a seizure of some twelve thousand bushels of wheat, shipped from Chicago to Oswego, on board the barque Northern Light, a Canadian vessel, owned by Nelson Forsyth, Esq., of Fort Erie. The seizure made was, we understand, in virtue of the provisions of the acts of 1789 and 1793, regulating the coasting trade, and imposing certain conditions and prerequisites upon the vessels engaged in such trade..." for an alleged infraction of the American revenue laws, in carrying cargoes from American ports on the upper lakes to Oswego by the Welland Canal. (full column) [Buffalo Commercial Advertiser]

-The barque Gibraltar, with wheat, and bound down, went ashore at Beaver harbor, but succeeded in getting off after throwing overboard 2000 bushels of her cargo.

The barque Superior, of Quebec, was dismasted in the gale, but succeeded in reaching Beaver Harbor in safety, where she now is. The Superior had on board a large cargo of grain, and was bound for Liverpool.

We are informed that the barque John Sweeney, bound up, light, capsized in Detroit River Monday and sank in 30 feet water. [Buffalo Commercial of Wednesday]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1855