The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1859

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p.3 Marine News - Nothing, we believe, has been heard of the Bonnie Doon, which was dismasted off Rondeau a week since. She was bound from Chicago to Port Colborne, with a cargo of wheat for this port. [Oswego Times]

It is understood that the Cataract and Niagara will be withdrawn from the American Line this week and laid up here for the winter. Capt. Throop, the Superintendent of the Line, is here today making arrangements to lay up these boats. The Ontario and Bay State will continue to run for a month, or as long as the weather permits. [Rochester Adv.]

The Canadian schooner Burton, loaded with lumber, water-logged and sunk, just below the breakwater, Wednesday evening. No insurance on vessel or cargo. [Buffalo Express]

The propeller Sciota, from Cleveland for this port, was caught out in the late gale, and jettisoned a part of her cargo. She got into Erie, and lay there until the gale subsided. [ib]

Port Sarnia, Oct. 29th - Five of the crew of the propeller Troy were picked up last night by the steamer Kaloolay. There were twenty-three persons on board the Troy when she went down, of whom only eight are known to be saved.

Port Sarnia, Oct. 21th - The steamer Islander is reported to have been wrecked on Lake Huron. Crew and passengers safe. The weather is still rough, and a number of the upper lake boats are lying here.

Nothing has been heard from the crew and passengers of the Propeller Troy, which took to the small boats.

We learn by a despatch received this morning, that the schooner Sirius, which went ashore some time since near Racine, has been got off and towed to Milwaukie.

The schooner Joseph Cochrane, bound from Chicago for Oswego with a cargo of wheat, was off Long Point, Lake Erie, when the gale struck her on Tuesday morning. The Captain shortened sail and kept on his course, but when he attempted to haul her up for the Canal, she broached to, and the sea piled on to her terribly. To free her, her bulwarks were knocked off. She was then put before the wind and hauled for this port, where she arrived on Tuesday evening, minus her small boat and nearly the whole of her bulwarks. [Buffalo Express]

A telegraph despatch was received here last evening, stating that the propeller

Oriental, which had before been reported on Skilagalee, had gone to pieces. Only 500 barrels of her cargo was saved. We understand the Atlantic Mutual had a risk of $32,000 on her cargo. [ib]

We understand the schooners Cascade and Courtright, from Chicago for Port Colborne, with wheat, made the run inside of four days. [ib]

We understand that seamen are very scarce, and wages high. Vessels were paying $30 per month yesterday. [ib]

The steamer Ocean came in from Cleveland yesterday afternoon, with some twelve feet of her guards torn away by the severe gale of the night previous. The Captain reports the gale as one of the severest he ever witnessed on Lake Erie, and we shall probably have accounts of many disasters resulting from it. [Detroit Free Press, 19th]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1859