The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1868

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p.2 A Lake Captain Lost Overboard - Captain Barras of Oak Orchard, master of the schooner H.M. Ballou of that port, was lost overboard in Lake Ontario in the gale on Wednesday night. When the schooner was off Sodus the Captain came on deck just as the main boom was jibing and was knocked overboard. The mate heard his call in the water, lowered the yawl, and sought to save him, but in vain. The sea was high, and it was with difficulty that the yawl was kept afloat. The mate, after a fruitless search for the captain, returned to the schooner and took her into Oak Orchard. Capt. B. was a worthy man, and his death causes regret where he was known. [Rochester Union]

The Schooner Defiance - The lighters are employed taking off the cargo of the Defiance on the shoal off Snake Island. An attempt will be made to get her off by the aid of powerful tugs, and buoy her to the harbour.

-fire at Mr. Brokenshire's - the ship-pump maker.

The Barque Robert Gaskin - This vessel in the heavy gale of Wednesday last carried away her fore-yard, and received considerable damage. She made Detroit, however, safely, where she arrived on Saturday night last.

The Barque Arabia - This vessel, owned in Kingston, and which went ashore at Port Colborne on Wed., 7th inst., is stated, by reports received by her owners on Monday morning, as having been got safely off with her cargo and is reported through the Canal for Kingston.

City Council - Reports - Alderman H. Cunningham brought up the report of the committee on Wharves and Harbours. The report recommended that the submerged land near Cataraqui cottage, being shallow and stagnant, caused by the railway embankment, be filled in by the material now used to fill in the bay of No. 2 market, the filling in of which could be postponed for the present. It called attention to a lot of water-logged barges in that neighbourhood which would ultimately sink, with a view to their removal. The report could not recommend anything being done with the old sunken barges near the Tete du Pont barracks, as the city lease would run out in 1883, but advised the Council to hand over the property to the Ordnance Department at once.

The motion for the adoption of the report was opposed by the majority of the Council.

Alderman Allen objected to the work of filling at No. 2 market being stopped, and condemned the precipitancy of the last clause. At length

Alderman Gibson moved an amendment, seconded by Alderman J. Cunningham, that the report be referred back to the committee for them to ascertain from the Ordinance Department whether the lease of the property near the Tete du Pont barracks could not be so amended as to warrant the city entertaining the expense necessary to abate the nuisance complained of, which was carried.

Yeas - Aldermen Brophy, G. Brown, H. Cunningham, J. Cunningham, Chown, Kinghorn, Livingston, and Nelligan - 9.

Nays - Aldermen Allen, Dillon, and W. Robinson - 3.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1868