The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1863

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p.2 The Accident To the Passport - The Passport was entirely hauled out of the water on the marine railway yesterday. The injuries revealed on examination are not so extensive as many supposed. The principal damage is aft, almost immediately under the quarter deck, and consists of a hole the size of a hat, made, it is believed, by the bottom working upon a sharp rock while the boat was sunk in the harbor. The injuries sustained by striking the shoal near the market battery are forward, near the bow on the larboard side, and consist of indentations and loosening of the sheeting in two places, which of course allowed the water to flow in and fill the hold of the steamer. The repairs of these damages will occupy about a week, and when they are completed the boat will probably be taken to Montreal to be entirely refitted. The total damage sustained by the Passport is estimated at nearly five thousand dollars.

Cobourg and Rochester Route - The steamer Rochester, plying between Cobourg and Rochester, will continue to run, as usual, till the end of the present month.

-The schooner H.A. Richmond, laden with coal, bound up on the 30th ult., while lying at Beaver Harbor, Lake Michigan, was run into by the schooner Mazeppa. She was struck about ten feet forward of her beam on the port side, cutting three planks below and two above water entirely through, breaking two of her frames. The captain immediately got a sail under her, and worked her into the inner harbor, where she was lightened of her coal and kept afloat. He is waiting for the Leviathan to tow her to Milwaukie for repairs. [Buffalo Cour.]

-The Pulaski Democrat of the 5th says: - Two vessels stranded at the mouth of Salmon River on Tuesday night. The crew of one of the vessels and three or four boys - ten or eleven in all - were drowned, but whether any were lost on the other we have not learned; but in the morning three or four persons were discovered clinging to her masts and rigging, which were above water. A large brig also came safely over the bar into the harbor, but cannot get back.

p.3 Imports - 8.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1863