The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1857

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p.2 Steam Tug Exploded - Stillman Witt exploded at Buffalo.

p.3 Marine News

Oswego, Oct. 27th

Loss of the Schooner Alwilda - The following particulars of the wreck of the schooner Alwilda, are from the Chicago Tribune: The Alwilda sprung a leak during the gale of Monday night, and had to be beached at Big Sauble, Lake Michigan, and is a total loss. She was worth about $2,000, was owned in Buffalo, and insured in the Aetna for $1,000. She had no cargo, Chas. Rowe, her mate, reports the rest of the crew in a house at the Sauble (which had been vacated) along with two survivors of the Canadian steamer Reindeer.

Beacon Light House at Sodus Destroyed - We learn by a telegraphic despatch from Erastus Rogers, Inspector of Customs, to E.B. Talcott, Esq., Collector at this port, that the beacon light house at Big Sodus was destroyed last night, by the gale.

Brig. Gen. Worth Ashore - A despatch from Cleveland, yesterday, says "the brig General Worth, with a cargo of iron ore, from Lake Superior, went ashore last night west of the piers. Badly damaged. She was insured."

The schooner Albany is reported water logged and ashore at Manitou.

The Canadian schooner Indian Maid is beached seven miles below Saugeen.

The schooner Sailors Bride is reported ashore near Port Stanley. No further particulars.

Schooner Malakoff Wrecked - The schooner Malakoff, bound from Cleveland to Chicago with a load of coal, was driven ashore at Saugeen in the late gale, where she filled with water. She left both anchors. The vessel and cargo is probably a total loss.

Brig Stanart Dismasted and Sunk - Intelligence reached this city yesterday that the Lake Navigation Co's brig Stanart was dismasted and full of water at Old Mackinaw. She was bound down from this port with 3,000 bbls beef, shipped by Craigin & Co., of this city, which is insured in New York. [Chicago Press]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1857