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

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p.2 Propeller J.W. Brooks Lost

Wreck Discovered

Whitby, Nov. 14th, 1856 - About five miles out on the Lake, off False Duck Lighthouse, about forty miles west of Kingston, the steamer Wellington yesterday met with the wreck of the propeller J.W. Brooks, her stern on the bottom in fifty feet of water. Only about eight feet of her bow is above water, standing nearly perpendicular from the bottom. She sailed from the Welland Canal the day before the great storm. It is feared that all on board perished. Her upper cabins, etc., were all washed off.

There is now no doubt that the vestiges of wreck which were reported to have been found at the head of Simcoe and Long Islands, belonged to this unfortunate vessel; and as so long a time has elapsed since the occurrence without any one of the crew reporting himself, it is but too probable that all on board perished.

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