The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1856

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p.2 Chicago, Oct. 18th - The propeller Falcon was burned at her dock at Chicago, on Friday night, together with 15,000 bushels of wheat. The Falcon was running in the Western Transport Company's line, and was worth $30,000. No insurance. The Falcon set fire to Hough's packing house, which was also burned down....

The Niagara Mail of the 8th instant says, they are informed that the well-known old steamer Chief Justice Robinson foundered on Sunday night, going down suddenly in the lake, about fifteen miles off Oswego. She was laden with flour. Her crew were saved by a schooner, which was fortunately near. The old Chief has buffetted the waves of Ontario for many a year, winter and summer, and many will be sorry to hear that she has gone to the bottom at such short notice.

With reference to the above, we beg to inform the public that the Chief left Coburg yesterday morning (20th) with a full complement of passengers and freight. She did not go "down" as reported, but on the contrary is making her trips with the greatest regularity. Those who were "sorry" to hear of her loss will now have an opportunity of drying their tears. [Star]

Oct. 25, 1856

p.2 Imports - Oct. 22nd - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Str. Passport, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Str. Bay State, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Oct. 23rd - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Scow Black Swan, Clayton, 27 cords firewood, G.M. Kinghorn.

Scow Rough & Ready, Clayton, 32 cords firewood, J. Campbell.

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

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1856