The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1856

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p.3 Serious Accident - The Yacht Wave, owned by Mr. Quinn, was upset in the Bay, nearly opposite the Parliament Buildings. We understand it was hired by three young lads, who after sailing about for some time, let the boat upset, through some mismanagement. Happily, the steamer Passport was going out at the time, and the captain, seeing the critical situation of the lads, at once sent a boat and picked them up. With the exception of the wetting and the fright they sustained, they were uninjured. rescues 3 lads at Toronto.

Oswego, Aug. 26th - The steamer Wellington, with a tow of logs from the Bay of Quinte, lost about 400 this morning a few miles out from this port.

We learn from the Buffalo Commercial that the propeller Paugassett burned on Friday to the water's edge in the harbour of Dunkirk. After she took fire, she was cut loose from her dock, and drifted over towards the breakwater where she sunk.

Imports - Aug. 26th - Steamer Brantford, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1856