The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1856

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p.2 Loss of A Lake Steamer - The N.Y. Commercial says: A telegraphic dispatch from Buffalo, received by E. Wood Walter, Esq., secretary of the Board of Underwriters, states that the propeller Brunswick, bound from Chicago to Buffalo, foundered on Friday night in a gale of wind, 5 miles from Manitou Island, Lake Michigan, and sunk in 300 feet of water. Her cargo consisted of 15,000 bushels of corn, 138 packages (bbls and tierces) of lard, and 40 tons scrap iron. She was to call at Racine for ten tons of wool, but it was not known that she got it.

Since the above was in type we find the following in the Buffalo Courier of yesterday:-

"The Brunswick had become disabled in the gale, and had foundered in thirty fathoms of water, off the Foxes. All the crew were saved except one man.

The Brunswick was owned by the Western Transportation Company, of this city, and was not insured. She was three years old, and was valued at about $20,000. Her cargo, which was insured, consisted as follows: 15,000 bushels corn, consigned to Fish & Avery; 105 bbls and tierces lard; and 75 tons old iron, for the Western Transportation Co. - all of which with the propeller, willl be a total loss."

Imports - 12-14.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1856