The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1863

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p.2 Another Fire - (part) On Thursday night, about ten o'clock, the frame house in Charlesville owned and occupied by Mr. Edward Comerford, master of the Robert Gaskin, took fire and was burned to the ground...

The Shipping - The number of vessels in port this week has been very small, most of the lake craft having laid up for the winter. The lake business, so far as the sailing craft is concerned, has all but ceased for the season, and in a few days navigation will have been altogether suspended for the season. A number of vessels have lately taken up berths at this port for the winter, and will undergo necessary repairs previous to the opening of next season. The barques Robert Gaskin and British Lion went into winter quarters at Maitland on Thursday.

-The schooner Alliance, Capt. Sidney Hamilton, from Port Credit with a cargo of bran and flour, was wrecked on Wednesday at Oswego, and it is feared will be almost a total loss. The vessel was being towed into the harbour when the towline broke, and she drifted out and went ashore near the fort. She was insured for $6,000 in the North-western Insurance Co. of Oswego. The cargo was uninsured.

Put Back - The schooner John Young, from Milwaukee for Oswego with a cargo of grain, left here for her destination on Thursday night, but was compelled to put back by rough weather.

Laid Up - The steamer Bay of Quinte made her last trip for the season yesterday, and is now laid up here for the winter.

Imports - 4.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1863