The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1864

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p.2 Collision On the Lake - The Cleveland Herald has the particulars of a fatal collision last Friday night, between the propeller Ogdensburg and schooner Snow Bird, resulting in the sinking of the former in a few minutes. About half-past eleven o'clock, when about eight or ten miles off Fairport, Capt. Tyler saw a green light towards shore, and supposed it to be the starboard light of a propeller passing up the Lake on the inside. The Ogdensburgh's helm was put a little to the starboard, and she hauled out a little in the Lake. In a few minutes red and green lights were seen, and Capt. Tyler discovered it was a vessel rapidly approaching him. The propeller was headed still more out in the lake, but the vessel changed her course in the same direction, and immediately struck the propeller on the starboard bow, and she immediately commenced sinking. The passengers and crew took to the boats, and reached Fairport in safety. [Buffalo Express]

-The schooner Ottawa, which cleared from Oswego on Saturday with a cargo of coal for Mr. Myles and Mr. Wyatt, of this city, ran ashore near the Highlands on Sunday morning. It is thought that the cargo, which is insured, will be saved. The vessel will probably go to pieces. [Leader]

p.3 Arrivals - 4th - Str Kingston, Montreal, W Ferguson & Co, 1 cse British goods.

Str Bay State, Ogdensburgh, E Bailey & Co, 1 bbl wire.

Str Cataract, Ogdensburgh, M Flanagan, 21 bdls trees, 1 bx plants; D C, 18 crts, 18 bbls fruit; J W Stoakes, 2 bbls apples; F Bissett, 11 bbls apples; Miss A Carman, 2 trunks.

5th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Sch Harriet Ann, Oswego, F Beggs, 38 bbls apples, 2 bbls 1 bx pears, 3 bxs grapes, 1 bx prunes.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

6th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr Gipsey, Oswego, J Kew, 30 tons coal, 6 bxs grapes.

Str Ontario, Rochester, W Read, 1 machine; S Shibley, 1 bbl apples; L Bostrick, 34 bxs g seed; P & C, 18 bbls apples; Mrs Golden, 5 bxs peaches.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1864