The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1862

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p.2 -During the gale of Nov. 2nd, six scows - the Scottish Chief, Marshall Ney, Canadian, Sarah Ann, Olive Branch, and Empire - in tow of the tug Howard, went ashore at Point Abino, and 17 men of the crews (consisting of 27 in all) were drowned. The tug was owned by Lachlin McCallum, Esq., of Stromness, where the larger number of the men resided.

p.3 Marine News - The Collingwood Enterpise says that the sch. Angus Morrison, on the evening of the 21st, when somewhere between Saugeen and Malta, was suddenly struck by a most severe gale, damaging her rigging, throwing her on her beam ends, and rendering her wholly unmanageable. The captain and owner, Mathew Watt, and two hands, had to lash themselves to the rigging, and for eight hours in that state suffered the mercilesss peltings of the storm. At daylight she struck on the bleak shore, when all hands succeeded in making a landing, and had to walk five miles to the first house, where they were kindly treated. The schooner we fear will be a complete loss. Part of the cargo, consisting of fish, was washed ashore, and was picked up.

On Sunday morning about half-past four o'clock the schooners Flora Watson and Harriet Ross came into collision about two miles from the mouth of the Niagara River. The former had a load of grain, and sunk in 24' of water. The latter leaking very much, was run ashore near the American Fort. On Sunday morning the John Rae of Hamilton went ashore at Rocky Point, a very rocky and exposed position between Fort Niagara (British side) and One Mile Point. The crews were all saved.

Buffalo, Nov. 4th - Among the disasters caused by the recent storm, the following arer reported:-

The schooner Chief Justice Marshall is ashore between Barcelona and Dunkirk. Crew all saved.

The schooner Post Boy is ashore above Dunkirk. Crew saved.

A despatch from State Line says the schooner Bugby, of Buffalo, is ashore there, and a total wreck. Crew all lost. Three were washed ashore.

The schooner E.C. Williams was also wrecked. Part of the crew were saved.

The captain of the propeller Water Witch reports seeing the upper works of a propeller in Gravelly Bay. He thought it belonged to the propeller California, but it is uncertain.

Imports - 7.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1862