The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1858

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p.4 Loss of the Schooner Col. Cook - By a despatch received while we are going to press we learn that the schooner Col. Cook, en route for Detroit from Liverpool, ran on the rocks at Gaspe, near the mouth of the St. Lawrence, on the 24th, and is a total wreck. Crew and cargo saved. The cargo consisted of pig iron, and had been sold to Jackson & Wiley, of Detroit. It is unfortunate that when so near the end of the foreign voyage, and having proved herself the clipper of the fleet, she should have met with this disaster. The vessel is partially or wholly insured. [Detroit Tribune, 27th]

Toronto Regatta - The prize for first class boats was won yesterday by the Coral coming in 3 1/4 minutes ahead. The Rivet was second; and the Belle third. The second prize was won by the Prima Donna.

Marine Disaster - The schooner Herald, of Cleveland, Capt. Honeywell, left East Saginaw last Sunday evening on her passage down, heavily laden with lumber. About four o'clock next morning when abreast Pointe Aux Barques she was struck by a squall and both masts and all her sails and rigging were carried away, the mainmast being snapped off near the deck, and the foremast twisted off just below the crosstrees, leaving the vessel perfectly helpless.

The Captain was below at the time, as were all the crew except those on duty, and the occurrence was so sudden and unlooked for that no help could be mustered in time to prevent the disaster. The anchor was let go at once and the vessel lay to till assistance came. In the mean time all the sails, rigging and the mainmast (which had gone overboard) were secured. She was towed to this port yesterday morning by the steam tug John Owen, of Port Huron. No one was lost nor injured nor any part of the cargo lost. [Cleveland Review]

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Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1858