The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1856

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p.2 Loss of the Propeller Brunswick on Lake Huron - The Propeller Brunswick, on her trip from Chicago to Buffalo, laden with corn, pork, etc., sprung a leak about 6 o'clock on Thursday morning 7th inst., during a severe gale, and sank in 6 hours, about 7 miles N.W. of Bear Point, Lake Huron, in 40 fathom water. One life was lost, a passenger about 90 years of age who was drowned by the capsizing of the life-boat near shore. A brig, supposed to have gone ashore in the same gale, came alongside the Brunswick but could render no assistance, owing to the tremendous sea. The crew and passengers saved themselves in the life-boat and yawl of the Brunswick, and landed on the south shore of the Manitoulin. They were brought down by the Nile, except the captain, mates, wheelsmen and engineers, who came down last evening on the Illinois.

A Heroic Woman - she helped her husband when they were on the burning steamer Northern Indiana - only had one life preserver between them.

Imports - Aug. 19th - Steamer Ontario, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Schooner Caroline, Oswego, 50 barrels water lime, G.M. Kinghorn; 450 barrels water lime, Holcomb & Henderson.

Exports - Aug. 19th - Schooner Sarah Bond, Oswego, 153,892 feet sawed lumber, 8 cords lath.

Aug. 23, 1856

p.2 Imports - Aug. 20th - Steamer Margaret, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Str. Cataract, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Aug. 21st - Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Str. Northerner, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Exports - Aug. 20th - Schooner Queen City, Cleveland, 370 tons iron ore.

Propeller Hope and Barges, Cape Vincent, 297,000 feet sawed lumber.

Aug. 21st - Schooner John Rae, Chicago, 300 tons salt.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1856