The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 2, 1860

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p.2 Marine News

The schooner Caledonia, of Port Union, Capt. N. Spencer, from Toronto with lumber for Forward & Smith, became waterlogged on her passage across the lake, and went ashore in the gale this morning below the Fort. As soon as the disaster occurred, a small boat was sent from the shore to get the crew off. A woman, who was cook aboard of the vessel, was lowered into the boat, but the heavy sea swamped it, and she came near to being drowned. She was rescued by men from the shore. The Caledonia left Toronto a week ago, and put into Cobourg and South Bay during the recent gales. She is an old vessel, and now lies broken in two, and will prove a total wreck.

Two or three vessels are reported ashore below Four Mile Point, and several men went down to render assistance if found necessary. [Oswego Times, 28th]

The schooner T.G. Scott went ashore in attempting to enter the harbor of Port Burwell. Crew safe. [Buffalo Express]

The brig Ocean (Canadian) capsized off the Rondeau on Saturday last, with a cargo of lumber. She drifted ashore near Port Burwell, C.W. No lives lost. [ib]

A despatch from Chicago dated the 28th Sept. says: It is now positively certain that the schooner St. Mary foundered on the night of the Lady Elgin disaster. One of her small boats was found and identified on Sunday last (23d), a short distance north of this city. One body, supposed to have been lost by the Lady Elgin disaster, has been identified as one of the schooner's crew, on board. The vessel was valued at six thousand dollars. No insurance.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 2, 1860