The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1866

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p.2 Wonderful Escape From Being Drowned - The Oswego papers say that the schooner Eureka left Toronto for that port on Saturday morning last with a cargo of lumber, and that, when about forty miles out, she encountered a heavy gale which washed a large quantity of lumber and a seaman overboard. The night was very dark and the gale so heavy that the vessel could not stop to have the man picked up. He managed to get three boards together, and on this frail craft, drenched, and benumbed with cold, he floated for sixteen hours on the surging bosom of the lake. The vessel hove to under a lee shore, and when the storm abated went back in the direction of the place where the sailor went overboard, and discovered him still floating on his raft, the only object to be seen for miles. The man was rescued; his name has not been ascertained.

The Steamers And The Storm - The lively storm from the southwest, which prevented the steamers from passing upwards on their regular trips for two days and nights, moderated last evening. The Kingston and Cataract remained at their dock all day, and went up last evening, together with the Passport, the regular boat for the day. The down steamers came in pretty regularly, the greater difficulty being in making headway against the storm, rather than attempt which it was deemed best to lay by.

p.3 Imports - 13,14; Exports - 13,14.

ad - Provincial Exhibition at Toronto - Canadian Inland Navigation Company - Royal Mail Through Line - Half Fares - to Toronto during exhibition.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1866