The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1857

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p.2 The Reindeer - Great anxiety is felt by the friends and relatives of the hands on board the lost Reindeer, several of whom belonged to this city and neighborhood, but up to the present writing nothing further has transpired. The following we cut from the Buffalo Times of Saturday:-

A despatch from Capt. Davison of Chicago to Messrs. Bagnall & Dobbins this morning, reports that 21 lives were lost by the wreck of the propeller Reindeer. Only two persons were saved, both firemen, and both of whom had their legs badly frozen. The vessel was owned at Kingston, C.W., and was on her way to that port.

The schooner Alwilda is ashore near the same place where the Reindeer was wrecked and is a total loss. Crew all saved. The captain arrived here this morning and reports her gone to pieces.

-navigation season is coming to close, American line of steamers has laid up, New Era is laid up, Magnet makes last trip this Thursday, str. Bay of Quinte still running.

Destructive Fire at Port Stanley

The following account of the fire at Port Stanley was telegraphed to the Globe on Monday:-

The Free Trader, belonging to Hooker, Jacques & Co., Montreal, arrived at Port Stanley on Sunday night, and laid up alongside the schooner Isaac Buchanan, belonging to Messrs. Thompson & Hope. About 4 o'clock this morning flames were discovered by the mate, issuing from the main deck. The wind was blowing from the south-west which fanned the flames with such rapidity that a portion of the crew were obliged to escape in their shirts. The fire soon spread to the schooner Isaac Buchanan, which communicated it to the warehouses situated on the water side belonging to Messrs. Williams & Thompson, G.W. Boggs, and Routh & Davison, which were speedily consumed. By this time the fire had crossed the road and communicated with the North American Hotel, from thence to Mr. Batt's, the whole of which, together with the offices of Messrs. Holcomb & Henderson, are utterly destroyed. The splendid warehouse belonging to the last mentioned firm had a narrow escape, the roof having taken fire several times.

A very large quantity of wheat has been destroyed, among which are 2000 bushels, the property of farmers and uninsured. The Free Trader is completely destroyed, and the Isaac Buchanan burnt to the water's edge and sunk. The Free Trader's loss is $40,000, partly insured, and the Isaac Buchanan's $8,000, fully insured; William's warehouse and contents $8,000, insured; Routh & Davison's warehouse, loss $10,000, small insurance; American Hotel, partially insured, loss $4,000; J. Batt's houses burned, loss $3,000.

p.3 Schooner For Sale by Auction - Anna Maria of Milford to be sold, now at Marine Railway; owner Mr. Fraser.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1857