The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1860

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p.2 Marine Disasters

The schr. A.D. Clark, Capt. Reid, came into port during the snow storm of Monday evening, and narrowly escaped being wrecked at the entrance of the harbor. Capt. Reid reports the following additional disasters:

Barque St. George, belonging to Hon. Malcolm Cameron, ashore with a cargo of wheat about four miles above South Bay.

Brig Mayflower of Ogdensburg is ashore near the same place.

A large and deeply laden three-masted vessel was lying in a dangerous position between the Ducks and Timber Island, with signal of distress flying. Had lost all her canvass and boats.

The schr. Wild Rover is ashore at South Bay.

The Welland is ashore at the same place.

Three or four others are ashore whose names are unknown.

The St. George is reported as going to pieces.

A small schooner, name unknown, is ashore at Ferguson's Point, Wolfe Island.

The propeller Coaster has gone to pieces at Stone Mills, near Picton.

The Gamecock and Minnehaha are ashore in the American Channel.

We have been unable to learn the names of the crew of the Tornado, about whose fate little doubt is entertained. She was commanded by Capt. Charles Donaldson, an experienced seaman.

The Toronto Leader, referring to the late storm, says - During the fair "spell" yesterday morning, four steamers and thirteen other vessels left port; the steamers were the Huron, Bowmanville, Ottawa and West. The Huron and Bowmanville got to Darlington at noon, but the other vessels have not been heard from. Among the schooners that left were the Summit, Paragon, Dundonald, Mary Francis, Eagle and Catchpole. Six of them were bound for the Welland Canal, and the remainder for ports down the lake. Some three or four returned, but we have not heard what became of the others. The Jessie P. Mack, laden with 400 tons of coal, belonging to Nichol and O'Donohoe of this city, went ashore at Port Colborne. Fifty-two vessels were frozen in the Welland Canal, between Thorold and Port Colborne; but it is expected they will be got out in a few days, as a large number of persons have been engaged and are busily at work breaking the ice with "nut crackers."

The Buffalo Express of Monday contains the following:

"The schooner Comet, Captain Eastwick, bound from Chicago to this port with a cargo of 21,000 bushels rye, went ashore in the bay, two miles above the light house, about one o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The captain and crew were rescued.

The brig Fanny Gardner, Captain Sullivan, bound for Chicago, was out all day Saturday in the gale, running under bare poles. She came to anchor at one o'clock Sunday morning in the bay, a mile above the light house. She dragged her anchor and came ashore at four o'clock a.m. The captain and crew got ashore."

Detroit, Nov. 23rd - The propeller Wabush Valley, with a cargo of 1,400 barrels of flour, bound from Milwaukee to Grand Haven, went ashore yesterday morning at the mouth of the Muskegon river, and became a total wreck. No lives were lost. The boat was valued at $30,000, on which there was a small insurance.

-The following is a list of the vessels now in Kingston harbor:

Propellers - Ranger, Hero, Alps and Colonist.

Barques and Schooners -

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1860