The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1856

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p.2 Further Particulars of the Collision - A telegraph was received yesterday from Kingston, stating that the steamer Boston and the propeller Protection had come into collision in the River St. Lawrence, opposite Gananoque, and that the latter had been sunk. The Boston was bound down to Montreal with a cargo of flour, and the Protection was coming up with a heavy load of merchandize. The Boston was somewhat injured, but was able to get back to Kingston, where she transferred her cargo uninjured into barges for shipment on to Montreal. The cargo of the Protection, it is said, will be rendered completely useless, a good part of which was not insured. It is thought, however, that her hull can be raised, and the damage done to the boat may not be of very great importance. She belongs to H.S. Jones & Co., of Montreal, and is valued at $12,000. She is probably insured to the full extent of the loss. [Globe]

A Correction Corrected - [News] had mistakenly copied story from Whig and thought the Wellington was lost, not the logs.

Imports - Aug. 29th - Str. Magnet, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Barge Advance, Quebec, 180 tons iron and Canada plate, 414 boxes tin, 1 lot pig iron, Walker & Berry.

Barge Resolute, Quebec, 200 tons salt, 116 tons pig iron, Walker & Berry.

Steamer New York, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Exports - Aug. 29th - Schooner Sarah Bond, Oswego, 151,000 feet sawed lumber, 4 cords lath.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1856