The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1869

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p.2 Ashore - The schooner Peerless, from Clayton, light, went ashore last night at Knapp's Point, Wolfe Island. She remained there during the night, but was got off this morning through the efforts of the Government tug William.

Collision - The propeller Colonist arrived this afternoon, having been run into by the schooner Wanderer, laden with cord wood for Toronto, when off Port Hope. The Colonist reports that at nine o'clock last night, and when abreast of Port Hope, bound down, the schooner Wanderer, bound up, ran into her port side, damaging seriously her bulwark and a portion of her cabin. The captain of the Colonist said that he saw the red light of the Wanderer, and ported his helm according to rule, but when he was very near her, whether from mismanagement on board or some other cause, she suddenly showed a green light, but not sufficiently quick to enable the Colonist to starboard and avoid a collision. After the collision the captain of the Colonist inquired of the Wanderer whether she made any water, and received in reply that they did not yet know, but begged the Colonist to stand by and to send a line aboard, which was done accordingly. It was blowing fresh at the time, and the first hawser sent aboard got adrift, when the captain of the Colonist went on board the Wanderer, and meeting her captain was requested by him to tow her into Port Hope, which request he complied with, leaving her at the pier of Port Hope.

Shipping News - The steamer Osprey passed down this morning, and the steamer Indian passed down last night. The steamer City of Ottawa arrived today from Ottawa through the Rideau Canal. The propeller Brantford went up this morning. The propeller Colonist passed down this afternoon. The Flying Scud arrived yesterday, and is loading lumber today for Oswego. A large fleet passed the harbour yesterday going up, taking advantage of the fair slant.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1869