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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1856

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Marine Intelligence

Toronto, Dec. 13th

The schooner Oddfellow, loaded with wood, drifted from her moorings between the Queen's and Northern Railroad wharves, stove a hole in her bow with her anchor, and sunk in 4' of water.

The schooner Caledonia arrived yesterday at the Queen's Wharf, with the goods from the Maple Leaf, ashore near Rochester.

The J.G. Beard has been got off and is at the Queen's Wharf, being pumped out. She is to be taken today to Niagara where she will go into the drydock.

The brig Cumberland, of Buffalo, laden with wheat off Bayfield, went ashore there during the storm on Wednesday last, a few rods north of the piers. She had 8,000 bushels of wheat on board, all of which is damaged, and she will become a total loss. We learn that she is insured for $5,000, and her cargo for a like sum. The scow Industry went ashore on Sunday evening, also at Bayfield, but was got into the harbor yesterday.

The tug Fashion, sunk between the piers at Bayfield, is being stripped of her machinery. The schooner St. Anthony which we reported ashore four miles north of this place has gone to pieces. [Huron Signal 10th]

The Welland Canal Again Open - Friday morning the propellers Cleveland and Northern Michigan, followed by one or two schooners, passed up the Canal; the former having been ironed and otherwise prepared for cutting through the thin coat of ice already formed, at Donaldson & Andrews shipyard. There are several vessels at Port Colborne, bound down, which will now come through.

* Things have turned over a new leaf in Kingston Harbor. On Saturday every thing was gay and everything was afloat. Schooners came in and departed; Steamboats (tugs) were on the go, and the two Steam Ferry Boats to Cape Vincent and Wolfe Island were at their ordinary work. (but weather changes for worse on Sunday and Monday)

Imports - Dec. 10th - Str. Napier, Cape Vincent, (gen. cargo).

Dec. 11th - Schooner Mary Ann, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Dec. 12th - Str. Napier, Cape Vincent, (gen. cargo).

Dec. 13th - Steamer Experiment, Cape Vincent, 1 bale robes, 1 case furs, H. Sigman.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1856