The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1855

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p.2 Four Men Drowned - On last Friday evening a man by the name of Mitchell had some gill nets out in the lake, about four miles below Long Point Light House, and offered six young men a reward if they would go out and take up the nets, as they were likely to be destroyed in the storm. The young men were foolish enough to risk their lives, and Mitchell was cruel enough to let them, and consequently the boat upset in the storm, about thirty rods from shore and four persons met a watery grave. But the worst part of it is, that a number were looking on when the boat upset, and only two could be induced to aid in procuring a boat, which had to be drawn over the beach to launch. When they got the boat launched, another one volunteered to man her, and they then started to the rescue, but could only save two, the rest perished. The names of the drowned were, two boys by the name of Ferguson, one Stoufles, and one Moore. [Picton Times]

Marine Disasters - The propeller Moria (sic - Moira ?), Capt. Flint ran aground on last Wednesday morning, in a snow storm, near the South West end of Amherst Island, about a mile from shore, while trying to make the Upper Gap. She is laden with over two hundred tons of valuable merchanise, but at the last accounts the boat and goods had received but little damage. On last Saturday and Sunday the steamer Trenton was engaged in trying to pull her off, but at last accounts she was still fast.

Near the Moira, a little higher up, two schooners the Mobile and New World, are beached, laden with salt and coal. All hands saved.

At Wellington, the schooner Metcalfe is beached, with two hundred bushels of grain on board, and a number of barrels of fish. The boat and lading have received but little damage.

It is feared that the schooner Phoenix, Capt. John Stanton, is lost, with all hands, as she left Toronto the 13th inst., and has not been heard fo since. She was bound down the lake, and is owned in this County. The hands, six besides the captain, also all belong to this County. [Picton Times]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1855