The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1855

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p.2 Yesterday the wind blew strongly from the southward, and vessels on the lakes must have had a hard time of it. A number were anchored in the harbor, and, during the day, a case of collision occurred. The schooner Maid of the West dragged her anchors, and went foul of the Josephine, forcing back the foremast of the latter to an angle of about 45. No other damage. We suppose the Josephine will have to be supplied with a new foremast. There was no steamer from Toronto.

-W.R. Jackson of Baltimore has invented a Detachable Safety Deck Saloon Cabin - bouyant and watertight.

Shipbuilding - The Standard says: "We learn that the keels of two new schooners have recently been laid in the building yard of Messrs. W.H. Davy & Co. of Bath. They are to be of less size and tonnage than the B.F. Davy recently built by this enterprising firm, and are intended for the lake trade. The return of spring will doubtless witness their launch into their future element. Such enterprise and energy cannot be too highly commended.

Good News For Our Shipbuilders - more on French duties being removed, foreign vessels being placed under French flag. [Montreal Herald]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1855