The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1868

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p.2 Port Stanley, Nov. 11th - The propeller East, in attempting to enter the harbour this morning, struck the bar and drifted off to the east of the pier where she now lies in a hopeless condition. It is feared she will become a wreck as the wind is very high from the south east. Loss of the Propeller East - The owners received news this morning of the loss of the propeller East, which struck last night while endeavouring to enter Port Stanley harbour during a brisk gale. The captain, after the vessel struck, finding her condition with about five feet water in her hold, and leaking, chose a spot with a soft, sandy bottom, and took the precaution to scuttle the vessel, in which position she lies quiet and undisturbed by the elements above, and with a fair chance of her being advantageously raised, and of escaping in the meantime the additional injury she would have incurred from the wind and sea if allowed to stand on the beach in the ordinary matter.

-str. Magnet passed down with troops.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1868