The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1876

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p.2 Died - Drowned, off Rond Eau Point, on the 9th of October, off the schooner Erie Belle, Mr. John McGowan, of this city, aged 28 years.

p.3 The Drowning of John McGowan - The Captain of the schooner Erie Belle has written to the friends of John McGowan, of this city, who was drowned on Monday last, some fuller particulars of the manner in which the sad affair happened. The accident occurred at Rond Eau Poiint, the wind was blowing very hard at the time, and the vessel under close reefed canvas was making under the Point for shelter. The deceased with three others were sent aloft to furl the topsail, when the bowsprit was blown away carrying away the foremast with it and the four men on the topsail yard. The three other men were saved, but poor McGowan went down before he could be got hold of. Captain McLeod does not think the body will be found for some time, but gave directions to the people around to look out for it. The loss of the deceased was greatly regretted by the Captain and crew, by whom he was much esteemed. In addition to the loss of McGowan, two of the crew were badly bruised.

Marine Notes

At Swift's the arrivals today are the strs. Magnet from Hamilton; Oswego Belle from Belleville; Corsican from Montreal; D.C. West from Westport. Schrs. E. Hall from Oswego, 193 tons coal; Morning Star from Oswego, 104 tons of coal; and steambarge Adventure 200 tons of coal.

M.T. Co. - schrs. Bolivia, from Chicago, 18,600 bush. wheat; and Hercules, from Chicago, 17,736 bush. corn.

Wreck of the Schooner Maggie Hunter - Oswego, Oct. 13th - The schr. Maggie Hunter, of Toronto, which left this port on Monday night for Toronto with coal, is supposed to be lost with all on board. The fragments of the cabin, supposed to belong to the Hunter, have been found six miles below this place.

Port Colborne, Oct. 13th - Up - schrs. T.R. Merritt, Kingston, Cleveland, light; L. Ellsworth, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Penokee, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; props. Scotia, Montreal, Windsor, railroad iron; Ocean, Montreal, Windsor, railroad iron; Lowell, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; steambarge Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Bay City, stone; steambarges Lincoln, Montreal, light; M.R. Robertson, Quebec, Sarnia, light.

Down - schrs. Two Friends, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Ella Murton, Cleveland, Hamilton, gen. cargo; C.G. Mixer, Chicago, Prescott, corn; D.M. Foster, Point Pelee, Meritton, stone; Rising Star, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; prop. Canada, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; steambarge Abercorn, Spring Lake, Ogdensburg, timber.

In Harbour - schrs. Lem Ellsworth, Penokee, T.R. Merritt, Russian, steambarges Glasgow and Swallow.

The Geneva - The last number of the Scientific American contains an excellent engraving and description of this fast steamer.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1876