The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1861

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p.2 On Friday last the barge Mary, owned by Mr. Conley, of Dickenson's Landing, sunk while passing down the Cornwall canal, with a load of wheat. The cargo, which was nearly 7,000 bushels, is pretty well water soaked, and will of course have to be sold on the spot. The barge was loaded at Kingston for Montreal. This is the second accident of this nature in the Cornwall canal within a few weeks.

-inquest on body found in harbor; a hand from the tug William IV, missing about three weeks.

The Storm On Friday - On Friday afternoon there was a very severe storm on the lake, the wind blowing a perfect gale from the east. Late in the evening the wind changed to the W.N. West, and continued blowing furiously till Saturday forenoon, but we are glad to state that the disasters to the shipping reported at this port are not so numerous as during the late gale two weeks ago. Late on the evening of Friday, while the schooner Alice Grover, of Toronto, Capt. D. McLachlan, laden with coal from Erie, Penn., for Messrs. M.J. Borst & Co., was attempting to make the harbor, she ran aground on the bar outside the Queen's Wharf. The waves made a clean breach over the vessel, and the captain and crew deemed it prudent to take to the boats, and we are happy to state that they reached the shore in safety during a violent snow storm. There is a every hope that the vessel and cargo will be saved. The schooner is only partially insured. The steamer Bowmanville was caught in the storm a short distance below Whitby, and made for this port. Captain Smith, who has had much experience in lake navigation, states that it was one of the severest storms that ever he saw on the lake. In order to make Whitby he had to keep four men at the wheel, and when he got inside he found the harbor crowded with vessels that had ran in for shelter. The Bowmanville lay over till Saturday, and reached Toronto yesterday (Sunday) afternoon with no damage to her hull or cargo. [Toronto Globe]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1861