The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1865

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p.2 Loss of a Propeller - Information reached the city this morning, that the propeller Buckeye State, of the Northern Transportation Company's Line, near Cross-Over Island, had struck on a rock near Brockville, at an early hour yesterday, and sunk. Seven passengers are reported to have been lost. The vessel was on her upward trip, and laden chiefly with groceries. She lies in fifteen feet of water.

Loss of the Propeller Buckeye - Brockville, C.W., Sept. 25 - The propeller Buckeye left this port at 4 a.m. yesterday for Detroit and Cleveland, with a cargo consisting of general merchandize and also about 150 tons of marble. She had about 25 passengers, and 18 of a crew. She struck a rock near Nile (sic) Mile lighthouse, exactly that distance above here. As she was rapidly filling, her head was turned towards shore, but she sank in a few minutes after striking. The people on board succeeded in reaching the shore in safety, and were brought down to Prescott by the steamer Champion. It is not quite certain that all were saved, but the agent here thinks that is the case.

Ogdensburg, Sept. 25 - The propeller Buckeye, of the Northern Transportation line, left here on Saturday evening with passengers and merchandize for Toledo, and about 4 a.m. on Sunday she struck a sunken rock near Cross river light in the St. Lawrence River, a mile above Oak Point, and sunk in 70 feet of water. The passengers were aroused, but hardly had time to realize their danger when the boat slided from the rock and sunk. Three passengers are known to have been lost, named Mrs. O'Neil of Oswego, and Mrs. and Miss Aubry, of Milwaukee.

As the boat went down 3 men were seen in the water under the stern, and it is feared they also were lost. There was not 2 minutes time after the vessel struck before she sunk. The surviving passengers were brought to this city by the steamer Champion, of the Royal Mail Line. The low water and extreme darkness of the night, are the reasons given for the sad accident.

p.3 Imports - 23-25; Exports - 23-25.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1865