The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1868

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p.2 Collingwood, Oct. 10th - The schooner John Drake, with cargo of corn from Chicago, W.H. Brice commander, reports that to the eastward of the Ducks, about 15 miles, a black fore-and-aft schooner steering for Love Island is supposed to have foundered on Wednesday morning during a heavy westward gale. She was within half a mile of the Drake, when a heavy sea swept the Drake, carrying away bulwarks and boats, and in an hour after daylight appearing nothing could be seen of her from the masthead with the glass. She carried three jibs, and was about a 18,000 bushel vessel; apparently heavily laden.

The Lake Steamers - The steamer Athenian is laid up at Kingston. The Columbian is lying in our harbour, and will shortly take the Ontario to Kingston, where all the boats will remain till spring. The Ontario has been on the dry dock here all season, receiving a new bottom. Her machinery is not in order, and she will therefore be towed to Kingston by the Columbian. The Canadian Company now owning these steamers are compelled to take them to the other side in consequence, as they say, of the difficulty in procuring here, ship carpenters to put them in repair. Labour is more plentiful in Canada. These boats have not made a successful season. It is probable that next season an entire change of programme will be made in the running of the Lake Ontario boats, and one, it is hoped, that will better serve the public in all respects. [Rochester Union]

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1868