The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1858

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p.1 The Storm - ... A large American scow, laden with lumber, was driven ashore a few miles below the Town, and must become a total wreck. The schooner Mary Watson is a total wreck upon the north Pier. Her cargo consists of salt, pig-iron, and coal; the pig iron and a part of the coal will be saved - the salt, of course, will be lost. The Mary Watson is the property of the Messrs. Seymour, of Goderich, who had an insurance upon her for 3,000 Pds.

While we are writing, a communication is received from our friend Mr. Gunn, of Inver-Huron, giving the melancholy intelligence of the loss of the Wave, Captain and one hand. [Huron Signal 13th]

Schooner Capsized - On Monday evening last, the schooner Clayton (light) bound upwards, with a smart Easterly wind, ran into the schooner Minerva, off Point Petre, and capsized her almost immediately. No lives lost. The Minerva was bound downwards, loaded with staves, timber, etc., for her owners, Messrs. Calvin & Breck, Garden Island. [Whig]

p.2 Oswego, Oct. 18th - The schooner Albion, bound from this port, and owned by Doolittle, Irwin and Wright, of this city, is supposed to have been lost, with all on board, in the great gale of the 7th. She left Cleveland for Welland Canal on that day, and is said to have gone down off Erie, Pa. The vessel was insured.

Arrival of Winners of Detroit Boat Race at Toronto - [Atlas]

Oswego, Oct. 18th - The tug boat J.H. Bloore exploded her boiler early this morning, outside of the harbor, scalding the cook, so that he will not probably recover, and hurting the captain, and one or two deckhands. The engineer is missing. The wreck has been towed into port.

The steamer Canada collapsed her flew in Saginau (sic) river, scalding to death three of her crew.

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1858