The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1861

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p.2 The tug William, owned by Messrs. Calvin & Breck, met with an accident to her machinery while down the river and she is temporarily disabled. We have no further particulars.

death of Dr. Sampson, who took part in capture of American vessels on Lake Huron.

Severe Storm - ...The storm of the night, so far as we learn, has done no damage to the shipping. No disasters are as yet reported. The steamer Passport was compelled to return however.

The steamer Highlander, formerly belonging to the Watertown and Rome Railway, and now owned by Messrs. Calvin & Breck, and employed by them as a tug boat, was taking on wood at the wharf at Garden Island, when the squall struck her. She broke from her moorings and drifted against a post and sank. She is now to be seen from the city partly submerged. She will be raised, probably before the close of navigation.

The barque Waterwitch, Captain Morland, from Toledo, arrived here yesterday. She reports no disaster beyond her own experiences. She encountered the gale at 12 o'clock midnight when off the Bay of Quinte, and weathered it finely. She was entering the harbor at noon when the squall came on. In this her fore sail was blown to ribbons. She sustained no further damage..

Chicago, Nov. 7th - The propeller Hunter, of the Buffalo & Chicago line, was burned this morning while lying opposite the warehouse of Sturgia, Smith & Co. It was valued at $40,000, insured for $20,000. Two persons, names unknown, supposed to be deck hands, were lost.

Shipping Interests on the Lakes - 1/2 column [Montreal Witness]

p.3 Imports - 8.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1861