Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1863
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p.2 A Good Idea - Mr. James Falconer is about to fit up one of the apartments in the building which he occupies as a sail factory for the accommodation of masters of vessels who lie up in Kingston during the winter. It is intended to serve as a sort of club-room, where captains and others connected with the shipping interest may meet in social intercourse and discuss matters pertaining to their business. The idea is a good one, and the persons for whom the new 'institution" is intended cannot fail to appreciate Mr. Falconer's regard for their interests.

Wreck of the Schooner Alliance - We are informed that the schooner Alliance, Captain S. Hamilton, left Oakville on Tuesday, with a load of bran, for Oswego. When in charge of the tug, and in the act of going into Oswego harbor, the tug rope broke, and the schooner ran ashore near the fort. [Globe]

Fruitless Search For Survivors of the Water Witch - The steamer Meteor, arrived from Bruce Mines, C.W., about one o'clock this morning, with 186 tons copper ore from Wellington Mines, consigned to John Taylor & Sons, London, England. She reports very heavy and boisterous weather on Lake Huron, snow being the most prominent feature, next to extreme cold. On the downward passage, the Meteor passed over to the Canadian side to search for traces of the Water Witch. Capt. Ryder, "hoping against hope," has all along felt somewhat sanguine that some of those on that ill-fated steamer effected their escape by means of one of the small boats, of which it will be remembered only two out of three that were on board have been accounted for. We are pained to say that this hope has proved entirely illusory. No trace of any survivor has been found, and if any had been saved they would certainly have been heard from ere this, as the keeper of the Cove Island light, on the Canadian side, had just come up from a tour all along the coast, but had heard nothing. The Meteor found considerable lumber afloat below Point aux Barque, rendering it quite probable that some lumber vessel had been wrecked. [Detroit Advertiser]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1863