The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1863


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p.2 The Passport - It was not expected that the Passport would be raised before Monday, but by constant work at the pumps, day and night, the quantity of water in her hold was reduced sufficiently to allow of her being placed upon the marine railway on Sunday, where she now lies. One of the steam pumps was kept in operation yesterday, and it was hoped that all the remaining water would be got out by evening. Nearly all the goods in the hold have been raised and conveyed to the Atlantic wharf, and the boat will probably be ready to draw up on the ways today. The nature of the injury to her bottom has not yet been ascertained. The saloon and much of the other woodwork on her main deck have been utterly destroyed, and the interior of the vessel presents the appearance of a perfect wreck. Besides the damage done to her bottom, the only external injury observable appears on the right paddle-box, which has been much broken by the tugs which lay alongside for several days during the late boisterous weather. All the goods taken out of the Passport at the time of the wreck have been forwarded to the different consignees in the west, and the freight removed yesterday will likewise be shipped as soon as practicable. The latter consists chiefly of hardware, groceries, paints, confectionary and stationery, all of which is of course more or less damaged, some of the articles being entirely destroyed.

-The storms which have prevailed at intervals during the past week have been productive of considerable damage to the craft on the lakes. On Friday night the schooner Rebecca Foster was driven ashore near Sturgeon Bay, Long Point, and will, it is feared, prove a total loss. She was loaded with lumber. The crew were exposed to the storm until Saturday afternoon, when they were safely brought ashore. On the night of Monday, the schooner Mary Jane, laden with wheat, was driven ashore at Long Point, and will, no doubt, become a total wreck. The crew fortunately reached the shore in safety. A raft of lumber, owned by Robert Walling, of Port Dover, while in tow of a propeller, was scattered by the storm of Friday night last. [Norfolk Messenger, Nov. 5th]

-captain of sch. Nurse stabbed a teamster on W.C.

Fatal Accident - This morning about 9 o'clock, two sailors, young men, named Michael Lacy and George Hume, about 20 or 24 years of age, on board the schooner Maize, of Toledo, lying in our harbor, while engaged in scraping the mast, one of the boards forming the "triangle," upon which they were sitting, gave way, and they fell to the deck, a distance of about fifty feet. Lacy was so badly injured that no hopes are entertained of his recovery. He was from Kingston, C.W. Hume had one of his legs badly fractured, but otherwise does not appear to be much injured. He was recently from the East. They were taken to the Marine Hospital where they will receive every attention. They were attended to by Doctors Austin and Murdock.

p.S. - Lacy died about 12 p.m. [Oswego Palladium]

p.3 Imports - 7.


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Date of Original:
Nov. 10, 1863
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KN.24194
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1863