The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1864

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p.2 Torpedo Explosion - at Wolfe Island - "...The torpedo had been placed by Captain Davis under a boat at the end of his house, intending to use it on a sunken vessel..."

The Board of Trade - The President stated how desirable it was that the Board should take up at an early day the maritime laws, especially those regarding collisions, which, he said, were very defective, and that the Board should urge upon the Government the propriety of establishing an Admiralty Court for Upper Canada at Kingston.

Melancholy Death of Captain Clement of the Opeechee - The body of Capt. John C. Clement, master of the Schooner Opechee, of this port, which was discovered sunk last Monday, about fifteen miles E.N.E. of Point Pelee, on Lake Erie, was brought to this city this morning. When first discovered, Capt. Clement was seen to be alive, and lashed to the fore topmast rigging. Several vessels passed without rendering assistance, although he was seen by them to wave his hand. On Monday noon, the propeller Bradbury, Capt. Hunt, made three attempts to take him off, but unsuccessfully, as he was not able to unlash himself from the rigging, and the sea was running too high for a boat to live. The Bradbury knocked the main topmast of the Opechee in endeavoring to rescue Capt. Clement. Capt. Hunt is entitled to credit for his efforts to rescue the unfortunate man. The body of Capt. Clement was taken off on the 8th, by Capt. Williams of the schooner Denmark, and brought to Buffalo and thence to this city, by his brother, Capt. George Clement, who desires to express his thanks to Capt. Williams of the Denmark, as also to Captain Hunt of the propeller Bradbury, for their kindness. Nothing is known of the fate of the crew of the Opechee. [Oswego Palladium]

p.3 Arrivals - 17th - Str Grecian, Montreal - McNee & Waddell, 2 bls, 1 case British goods.

Str Cataract, Rochester - D.C., 5 crts fruit; M.C., 24 crates, 6 bbls fruit, 4 bxs grapes; A.M. Brown, 6 crts peaches.

Str St. Helen, Montreal - J. Carruthers & Co., 25 hf chests tea, 15 hhds, 4 trcs sugar.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Str Banshee, Montreal - W. Ferguson & Co., 1 case British goods; McNee & Waddell, 1 bale, 1 case British goods.

Str Osprey, Montreal - S. Muckleston & Co., 2 bbls putty, 4 kegs red lead, 2 cases seeds, 1,369 bars, 50 bdls iron; J.C. & Co., 7 hhds sugar.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - P. Whittimore, 45 doz eggs.

Str Ontario, Rochester - Mrs S. Collins, 1 lot hh goods; M.S., 8 crates fruit, 1 bbl pears; D. Flynn, 15 crates peaches; W. Pipe, 4 carboys acid, 5 bbls m dust.

Sch W. Doran, Big Sodus - 1 case, 191 bbls apples.

Str St. Lawrence, Montreal - W.R. McRae, 13 cases sundries, 8 bbls barley, 25 bales wick, 5 qr casks whisky, p puncheon rum, 23 pkgs sundries.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

ad - Royal Mail Through Line - str. Kingston, Capt. Thos. Howard, for Toronto and Hamilton - Sept. 19th.

ad - Royal Mail Through Line - str. Magnet, for Montreal. Sept. 19th

ad - American Express Line - str. Ontario, Capt. Estes, and Bay State, Capt. Morley. Sept. 19th

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1864