The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1864

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p.2 The Steamer Watertown - The new steamer Watertown, intended to replace the Pierrepont on the route between Kingston and Cape Vincent, is fast being prepared for entering on her career. As the steamer verges toward completion, every day adds to her good looks, and the Watertown will be one of the best looking craft afloat when finished and placed upon her destined route. No time is being lost in completing her, and she will be ready to make her trial trip about Tuesday next, or Wednesday at the furthest.

Sinking of Prop Scotia By Collision With The Arctic - Nine Lives Lost - The propeller Dubuque, Capt. Pelky, which arrived at Detroit on Sunday from Cleveland, brings intelligence of a terrible disaster which occurred on Lake Erie last Friday night. The propeller Sciota, bound for Buffalo from Toledo, with a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat, collided on the above night, off Dunkirk, with the propeller Arctic, and sunk. The ill-fated propeller went down in about five minutes from the time she was struck. In the meantime every exertion was made by the officers and crew of the Arctic to save those who were struggling in the water and crying for help, but so sudden was the catastrophe that nine persons were drowned, including the clerk and the cook's wife and child. Whether the six others who were lost all belonged to the crew we are unable to state. It is not probable, however, that there were many passengers on board. Those who were picked up, were taken by the Arctic to Cleveland. The Sciota was a "wild boat" ie. she belonged to no line. She was built in Huron, Ohio, in 1849, and partially rebuilt in 1863; registered 348 tons, and rated B-1. Her approximate value was estimated by the underwriters at $18,000, but at the prevailing rates she was probably worth from $23,000 to $25,000. [Detroit Tribune]

Departure of the Rifle Brigade - on steamers Banshee and Grecian.

p.3 Imports - 7th - Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - gen cargo.

Prop Brantford, Montreal - do.

Str America, St. Catherines.

Steam Tug Swan, Bedford Mills, and 3 barges in tow, with 173 cords wood and 125 tons iron ore.

Str Huron, Hamilton - 20 bbls vinegar, T. Hendry; 2 bxs stationary, Commercial Bank; 1 lot furniture, W. Coney, RCR.

8th - Str Ontario, Lewiston - (mixed cargo - largely fruit)

Sch Queen of the Bay, Oswego - G. Lindley, 145 tons coal; J.B. Curtis, 30 bbls apples.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Clearances - 7th - Barge Pier, Alexandria Bay, 125 tons iron ore.

Prop America, Montreal - general cargo.

Prop Brantford, Hamilton - do.

8th - Str Huron, Montreal - do.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1864