The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1863

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p.2 The Steamer Passport - The position of the Passport has been little if anything changed since she was run aground on Sunday night. She has sustained further damage, however, by the strong gale of Monday night, her interior being greatly broken up. The waves dashed furiously over her decks all night, and carried away a large portion of the upper saloon and doing much damage to the lighter work on the lower deck. The preparations had not been completed yesterday afternoon for putting down the pumps, the mischief done by the gale of the previous night and the increased depth of water having retarded operations. Messrs. Calvin & Breck have a number of employees on the boat and are pushing their work forward as fast as circumstances will permit, but several days must elapse before the vessel is in a condition to be hauled up for examination. A steam pump is in readiness to be placed in the hold, capable of raising several hogsheads of water per minute. This pump will be worked by the shaft of a steamer which lies alongside, and if the breach in the bottom of the stranded vessel is not of very great extent, the water may be all pumped out in a very short time. There is still a diversity of opinion as to the cause of the accident, but neither the cause nor the extent of the damage can be ascertained till the boat is freed from water.

The Gale - A gale of wind, accompanied with rain, sprang up on Monday evening, and continued to blow during the night with great violence. One or two schooners which had put out were oblidged to return, and several of the smaller craft in the harbor were roughly dealt with, but no serious accidents have been reported.

Swamped - During the severe gale on Monday night a wood scow belonging to a man named Curran was swamped at Cameron's wharf, and damaged. She was raised yesterday for repairs.

p.3 Imports - 3.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1863