The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 1, 1861

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p.2 The Gale of Friday Night - The violent gale of Friday night, which was accompanied by a heavy fall of rain, was felt severely by vessels on the lake. The freight str. George Moffatt had her shaft broken while laboring in the heavy sea and was driven ashore near South Bay Point. She was laden with peas consigned to her owners, Messrs. Holcomb, Cowan & Co., and the vessel, it is believed, will prove a total loss, as the swelling of the cargo by the admission of water would complete the injury sustained by the violence of the waves. The crew got safely ashore. On Monday the steam-tug Ida, of Montreal, went up with barges in tow in order to recover the cargo.

The prop Oshawa, owned by Messrs. Black, Perry & Co., and laden chiefly with flour, was equally unfortunate with the George Moffatt. She was driven ashore on the shore of Prince Edward County, near Wellington. The steamer Hercules went to her relief on Saturday, but had not returned on Monday evening. In the absence of particular information, it is feared that the loss is a bad one.

There was a report current in the city on Sunday that the sch. St. George, Capt. Gaskin, had become a wreck. It was incorrect, and originated in the similarity of name to the George Moffatt....

-The mail steamer Banshee on the way up the lake on Saturday, broke her shaft, but managed to return to port in safety. She is now laid up for the season.

-The steamer Boston, that was sunk in the St. Lawrence rapids some two or three years since, and has been the subject of many a lawsuit since, has become the property of Messrs. Chaffey of Kingston. She was towed from Ogdensburg to this harbor yesterday.

p.3 Customs Imports -

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 1, 1861