The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1858

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p.2 Schooner Capsized And All Hands Lost - The Northern Transportation Company's propeller Wisconsin, which arrived last evening, reports seeing a schooner capsized off Point au Pelee on Tuesday morning. The schooner had got as far in on the Northern side of the point that she could not weather the Point. Crowding on sail to get out from her position she was suddenly capsized. Her crew of seven men clung to the vessel until washed off by the waters and drowned, one after the other. Capt. Hickey of the Wisconsin, said it was impossible for him to render any assistance, owing to the violence of the gale and the dangerous location of the schooner. The capsized vessel was a black top-sail schooner. Her name could not be ascertained. [Cleveland Herald, Thursday]

The vessel above referred to, proves to be the Traveller, owned by Mr. J. Prouty of this city. There were only three drowned, viz: Mrs. Draper, wife of one of the seamen, Charles Gates, son of the late Horatio Gates, of Buffalo, and another seaman, name not learned. The T. capsized as she struck the reef on the inside of the Point. [ib, Friday]

Harbor Appropriations - The following bills have passed a second reading in the Senate at Albany.

A bill making appropriations for immediate repairs required for the preservation of Oswego harbor, New York.

A bill making appropriations for repairing the piers at Sodus bay harbor, Wayne county, New York, and for dredging between the channel piers.

A bill making appropriations for repairing the public works at Genesee harbor, New York.

A bill making appropriatons for repairing the piers of Oak Orchard harbor, New York.

The reduction of tolls on the Erie Canal has been met by the Canadian government in a corresponding action with reference to the Welland Canal tolls. Those on the leading articles of agricultural produce have been reduced one-third. The new Tariff went into effect on the 18th inst. The Oswego Times remarks:- "This is very important to Oswego, and while we congratulate our business men upon a result which will enable them to defy all competition in the carrying trade to and from the West, we really hope our Buffalo neighbors will receive the same in as good a spirit as we did the reduction upon our Canals, over which they have made such loud boast.

-auction sale of prop. J.W. Brooks put off until 26th.

-burning of Forest City - evidence against Alderman. [London Free Press]

p.3 Imports - 21; Exports - 20.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1858