The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1862

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p.2 The steam tug-boat Chieftain blocked up one of the locks so effectually last night that the steamer Passport was detained some time with 50 cabin passengers, to their great annoyance. This blocking up the locks by the tug is a violation of the law, rendering her liable to a penalty. We beg to call the attention of the authorities to the subject. [Montreal Gazette]

Oswego, Oct. 9th - The Canadian propeller Moira, bound from this port to Belleville, sunk early this morning, ten miles from the Main Ducks, in deep water. The crew and passengers were picked up by a vessel, and arrived here this morning.

Marine Losses - The last week has been a very severe one on the lake. Several losses have occurred. The Governor, of Kingston, owned by Captain Taylor, got ashore at Pigeon Island, below Long Point, and went to pieces. She carried about 10,000 bushels, and was on her way from Toledo to Kingston. Loss about $8,000 on the vessel and cargo. Insurance $3,000. On Monday night the schooner Christiana went ashore at Chaumont Bay, and is a total wreck. She was loaded at Hamilton with flour. Loss $9,000. She was owned by Mr. P. Doyle, of Kingston, and was partly insured. We have already had information of the foundering of the propeller Moira about ten miles from the Main Ducks, on Wednesday night. Her crew were rescued by schooners and part taken to Oswego and part to Kingston. Loss $18,000. [Globe]

(The Governor, instead of having gone to pieces, is now on the marine railway at Portsmouth, undergoing repairs.)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1862