The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1856

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p.2 It appears that the Great Western steamers, the Canada and the America, will not be laid up as talked of, but that they will continue to run as heretofore, until a more renumerative arrangement can be made.

The Exhibion Regatta - A rakish little craft of very fine lines and proportions was launched from Mr. Pidgeon's yard at Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon, for the Exhibition Regatta to take place during the Provincial Show on Friday, 26th Sept. She was christened the "Belle of Kingston," by Miss Corbett the daughter of the Sheriff, and is built specially to compete with whatever can be brought against her from any part of the Lake or River.

The yacht will register nearly 20 tons, and we beg our cousins over the water to take notice, that the matches at this regatta will be open to all vessels wherever built, of the proper class and tonnage. The prizes are large, and we expect to be able to announce them as soon as the preliminaries have been decided upon. Kingston is the best port on the lake, and has the reputation of building the smartest craft.

Marine Disasters - The Racine (Wis.) Advocate says:-

We just learn that the propeller Brunswick which left here on the 6th instant, went down in 50 fathoms water at the foot of Lake Michigan. The crew and passengers were all saved except one man, who was drowned after reaching shoal water, from sickness and exhaustion. The Brunswick was partly loaded with corn, from Chicago to Buffalo. Mr. M.B. Mead, of this city, had some 5,600 lbs of wool on board, not insured.

The Troy, bound up, with a load of merchandize for Grand River, Mich., went on to the rocks below Mackinac, and is full of water. Her passengers and crew were taken to Point Betsey by propeller Plymouth, which arrived here this morning.

The schooner Indus got on to a rock near the entrance of Green Bay, and stove a hole in her bottom. By coveringit with canvas, and keeping the pumps at work, she reached Milwaukee Sunday night.

The schooner Etna, of Green Bay, was lost in the same storm.

The brig Canopus arrived at Milwaukee in distress on Saturday, having jettisoned a portion of her cargo near the Manitous. She was bound down with grain from Chicago.

The Giddings also bound down met with disaster, and returned to Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon.

The schooner G. Knapp, of Racine, bound to this port with a load of lumber, and having a crew of eight men on board, was struck by a heavy squall, about 3 A.M. Saturday, between Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and instantly capsized. The crew all succeeded in getting safely upon the capsized vessel and there remained until 8 A.M., when the brig Algomah, Capt. Moore, of this port coming along, discovered their peril, and immediately went to the rescue. Capt. Moore laid his vessel alongside the wreck, picked up the crew of the Knapp, made them comfortable, and then went to work and righted the Knapp, pumped her out, and took her in tow. When this side of Port Washington the crew of the Knapp got sail on her again, and the tow being cast off, went on their way rejoicing to Racine. Capt. Moore was busy nearly all day Saturday in the good work, and came into port Sunday, happy in the consciousness of having rescued eight brother sailors from a watery grave. [Milwaukee Sentinel]

Killed - 2nd mate of sch. Osprey of Oswego accidentally killed at Toledo.

To The Rescue - A Scene - steamer Citizen goes to rescue at Toronto. [Toronto Leader]

p.3 Imports - 15,16,18.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1856