The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1858

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p.2 Storm And Vessel Lost - In the multiplicity of our duties we omitted to mention that Tuesday was a very stormy day, the wind blowing from the east, accompanied with uninterrupted rain. Towards evening the wind changed to the south-west and increased exceedingly in violence, continuing to blow "great guns" all night. The vessels at anchor in the harbour rode out the gale in safety, but on Wednesday evening news was brought by the crew of the barque R.H. Rae that she was struck with a squall, about two o'clock in the afternoon, capsized, and sunk, going down so gradually as to enable Captain Bowman, his wife, another female, and all hands to escape in the small boat. This occurred in the neighborhood of the Ducks - islands so called, in Lake Ontario. They saved nothing from the vessel, and arrived here in the boat utterly destitute, wet and hungry. The noble vessel was the property of Messrs. Rae & Brothers, of Hamilton, and was described in the News when she made her first trip from Chicago in May last. She was built last year at St. Catherines,and was reckoned one of the largest and best fitted three-masters on the lakes. Unfortunately for the owners she was uninsured, and their loss, if she is not recovered, will be upwards of $20,000. We understand her masts were visible above the surface of the water.

A Man Drowned - from sch. Rough & Ready, Capt. Samuel Hilts; inquest at Frenchman's Bay.

p.3 Imports - 5.

Schooner Col. Cook - on ocean voyage (24 days to Liverpool); abstract from log. [Buffalo Express]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1858