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Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1859

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p.2 A Mirage - the Canadian shore only looked a few miles away. [Oswego Times 21st]

p.3 The dam on the Rideau Canal, above Smith's Falls, has given way; the breach is a very large one, and navigation will be interrupted for a considerable length of time. The same dam gave out and was repaired last year.


Marine News

Oswego Times Office, April 19th.

We learn by a private despatch that the schooner Fulton, with a cargo of 12,000 bus. of white wheat and 1000 bbls. of flour from Chicago to this port, for Carrington and Preston, is on the rocks at Mackinaw, full of water. Vessel and cargo insured.

A despatch to the North Western Ins. Co., received yesterday, says the schooner R. Campbell is ashore in the Straits of Mackinaw. She has a cargo of corn from Chicago for this port, consigned to Ames & Sloan. Insured.

A despatch to the North Western says the schooner A. Bradley is ashore in the Straits of Mackinaw. No particulars.

We learn from a despatch to the North Western, that the schooner J.C. Fremont is ashore at Point au Pelee. The tug Oswego has gone to her assistance.

We learn by the Milwaukee papers that the vessel damaged by the ice in the Straits, is the L.J. Farwell, bound to Bufalo with wheat. She stops at Mackinac to repair.

The schooner Titan, with wheat from Chicago and Milwaukee for Oswego, had unshipped her rudder.

There was a report of a vessel having gone to the bottom, but it was not credited.

The tug Hiram Perry, Jr., arrived here, this afternoon, from Chicago.

The schooner White Squall, of this port, is hard aground on the Flats, and has commenced leaking badly. She will have to go into drydock. The H.H. Brown and Curtis Mann are also aground above, but will probably be easily got off.

The Zadoc Pratt has got off without damage, except the loss of an anchor. [Detroit Tribune 16th]

A Stray Vessel - A couple of farmers on the North shore of Lake Erie, picked up, a day or two since, a sloop-rigged scow, about 40 feet long, drifting in the lake about five miles off the shore, between Bar Point and Point Moyer. The standing rigging was all on her, but no canvass. She has no name upon her, nor was there, at the time of her discovery, any person aboard her. [Detroit Tribune Saturday]

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Weekly Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1859