The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1875

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p.3 Toronto, Nov. 15th - The vessel lost in Ashbridge's Bay yesterday was the Fearless, and not the Peerless, as first stated. The crew of the life-boat which left here early yesterday morning only succeeded in rescuing the sailors connected with her at half past 10 last night after trying all day, the storm being so great that it was impossible to get near the vessel at all. Six men and one woman were rescued clinging to the schrouds. The captain, whose name was Ferguson, was drowned in a attempt to reach the shore by means of one of the boats belonging to the ship. She was valued at six thousand dollars, was coal laden, bound from Oswego to this port. No insurance.

Marine Notes

The following propellers arrived at Swift's Dock since Saturday: Zealand, from Hamilton; Calabria, from Montreal; Ivanhoe, from Prescott; and Kincardine from Oswego.

The schooner Olive Branch arrived from Fairhaven with 235 tons of coal for James Swift.

The steamer Corsican arrived last night from Ogdensburg to be laid up for the winter. This morning she was moved to her berth. One of her paddle boxes bears marks of her recent accident, and the two large stones which went through her bottom in South Bay are on board, where they may be seen by the curious. They are large round boulders, and the holes made must have been very extensive.

A telegram received by Folger Bros., announces that the schooner Fearless went ashore yesterday at Toronto, and that her captain was drowned. The captain's name is Ferguson, and he belongs, we are informed to Niagara. We have not heard particlars of the accident.

The harbour is exceedingly dull at present, and the dock hands are beginning to assume a loaferist appearance.

Port Colborne, Nov. 13th - Down - schr. Jas. Norris, Leamington, Oswego; prop. St. Lawrence, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Lillie Parsons, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, wheat; Bay Trader, Port Ryerse, Port Colborne, lumber.

Up - prop. Nashua, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; barque T.C. Street, Toronto, Chicago, barley.

At elevator - Niagara.

Discharged - Shandon, Mont Blanc.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1875