The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1856

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Disastrous - We are pained to learn that on Tuesday night during the very severe gale three vessels were beached near Weller's Bay, the Charlotte of Genesee, the Ann Jane Brown of Port Hope, and one other - the name has not come to us. The captain and mate of the Ann Jane Brown, left their wrecked vessel about 12 o'clock at night and up to the time that we go to press, they have not been heard from, and it is therefore apprehended that they have perished.

Presqu' Isle is not now so much resorted to as a harbor of refuge in consequence of the buoys which marked the channel having years ago been washed away, and never replaced. Vessels caught in a south-wester now go further and fare worse, and steer for South Bay rather than risk running foul of the sand banks lying unmarked by even a single buoy at the entrance of this noble harbour; in proof whereof we point to the steamer Passport, which put in here for shelter last week, aground for 19 hours on one of the shoals at the entrance of the Bay, merely for the want of a few buoys to indicate the dangers to be avoided in taking the harbor. [Brighton Flag]

Mutiny on a Schooner - The schooner Captain Hill, bound for Buffalo, ran into Fairport Harbor last Saturday morning. - The men went ashore and got intoxicated. They came on board at night, and almost insane with drink, insisted upon Capt. Hill's going out. The gale was too furious, and he refused. He ordered the hands to assist in warping the vessel up the river, but they refused to obey orders. The next day he was obliged to keep the vessel alone, being abandoned by all hands. The propeller California coming in, he got on board and repaired to Cleveland to obtain assistance. On arriving he heard that two of the crew had seized the vessel and taken her to sea, since which nothing has been heard of her. Protest was entered by the captain at the Custom House yesterday. So says the Plaindealer.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1856