The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1857

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p.2 We learn from Capt. Patterson of the Cromwell, who returned home on Sunday morning, that his steamer was run down by an unknown three-masted schooner, running free, which struck the Cromwell's stern, carrying it away, and with it the engineer's room, the engineer being in it at the time. The accident happened just before daylight on Thursday morning, and the unknown vessel continued on her course without heaving to. The crew saved themselves by taking to the boats, whence they were soon after taken up by a schooner passing, which lay by till morning. The Cromwell had on board 500 barrels flour and about 12,000 bushels wheat; she went down in ten minutes after the collision, in 15 fathoms water. The captain lost his clothing and his cash-box containing about $100.

-The steamer Sir Charles Napier, in the storm of Saturday night, got ashore on a shoal near Carleton Place (sic - Island ?), by mistaking the light of an anchored vessel for that of a farm-house. There she remained till this morning, when she floated off without having received any injury, and was towed back to Kingston by the William IV.

-The schooner Mayflower, about whose safety there were grave apprehensions a short time since, arrived with a cargo of wood, at Brighton, yesterday week. During the severe gale which caused the foundering of the William Wallace, and the loss of all hands, the Mayflower put into Brighton harbor.

p.3 $10 Reward - for missing Boat, 21 1/2 feet long, painted ultramarine blue with white seats, built by D. Gorman.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1857