The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1856

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p.2 ferry boat Union to be built for Detroit. [Buffalo Express]

-By telegraph from Toronto last evening we learn that the steamer Monarch has become a total wreck, having gone to pieces during yesterday.

The Steamer Monarch - The Leader says: - Through the kindness of Mr. Wyatt, we are able to give a few additional particulars respecting the steamer Monarch which stranded on the Island on Saturday morning last. Surveys have been made of her by the Agents of the Insurance companies, by which it has been ascertained that she was not so much injured as was anticipated. Contrary to the general expectation, her hull was not damaged, owing to the softness of the bottom on which she grounded. And it is expected that her pumps, which were to arrive from Oswego last night, will clear her hold of water in a few hours. Scows will also be in readiness to take her cargo. She will thus be lightened sufficiently to get her off, as there is some five or six feet of water not far from where she is stranded. The probability is, that if the weather continues fine today, she will be got into port tonight, and put in the dry-dock immediately. She was valued at $44,000, and insured for $30,000. Of her cargo, very little can be saved, with the exception of 500 barrels of fish she had on board.

The Dangers of the Lakes - many wrecks this year.

Marine News - sch. Goldhunter ashore; prop. Manhattan wrecked; str. Golden Gate wrecked.

Western Navigation - wheat en route for Oswego.

Port of Kingston - Imports - 2.

Chats Canal - work discontinued for time being.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1856