The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1858

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p.2 Schooner Capsized - On Monday evening last, the schooner Clayton (light) bound upwards, with a smart Easterly wind, ran into the schooner Minerva, off Point Petre, and capsized her almost immediately. No lives lost. The Minerva was bound downwards, loaded with staves, timber, etc., for her owners, Messrs. Calvin & Breck, Garden Island.

-The Yacht Club - several letters about affair. [Toronto Daily Atlas]

-We have been requested by one of the seamen of the ill-fated Osprey, to thank our citizens, on behalf of the six survivors, for the kindness shown to them in so unsparingly administering to their wants. New clothing has been given each, and in each one's pocket placed a purse to aid them in their homeward passage. They are particularly grateful to their friends, Rev. A.J. Phelps, Messrs. E.L. Wallace and H.T. Buck, for their kind efforts in their behalf, and desire to assure these gentlemen and those who have responded to their calls, that through life's tempestuous voyage, whether on sea or land, they will ever be held in grateful remembrance. With grateful hearts we thank them all. [Oswego Times]

-The schooner John Weeden, Capt. Hand, bound from this port to Chicago with a cargo of railroad iron, left the Welland Canal on Wednesday morning. She reached Point au Pelee on the day following, where she dropped both her anchors. Both chains parted on Friday in about 50 fathoms. In addition to this accident, her mainsail was rent from gaff to boom; after which her crew made foresail on her; and she arrived at Cleveland on Saturday morning. [ibid]

-The schooner Java, with a cargo of copper ore from Bruce Mines to this port, is ashore at Dunkirk. Vessel will probably be a total loss. Captain thinks cargo can be saved. [Buffalo Express]

-The propeller Gen. Taylor, which arrived here yesterday, reports the brig Paragon ashore below Newport. [ibid]

-Imports - 12, 14.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1858