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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1858

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Marine News

Oswego, Oct. 26th

p.2 Ashore - The Canadian schooner London, Capt. Griggs, with a cargo of lumber for this port, went ashore at Big Sodus on Wednesday night. The N.W. Ins. Co's wrecking tug A.S. Page went up this morning, with the scow Sampson, to get her off.

Schooner Caledonia Ashore - The schooner Caledonia went ashore 16 miles north of St. Jo., a day or two since, in one of the gales with which we have been visited lately. Intelligence reached ths city, and the tug Salvor, Captain Keaho, was despatched to her relief. The Captain returned last night, and reports her embedded in the sand so that she could not be pulled off without considerable digging. A gang of men will be taken to her this morning, and she will probably be got off in a day or two. The Caledonia is owned in this city, and insured $2000 in the Aetna. [Chicago Dem.]

The Lost Schooner Off Erie - Our readers will remember the circumstances of a sunken schooner being recently discovered off Erie by a party of fishermen. The following description of her spars and rigging was furnished by John Earn, of Erie, to Captain Keith, of the Susquehanna, and may serve to identify the vessel:- She is apparently an old vessel; height of maintopmast, 34 feet from cap; from her cross trees to her masthead is 8 ft. 8 in. The spar on the top of the cap is 11 inches through -one iron with round topmast; fortopmast 9 inches through. Distance from mainmast head to foremast head, 55 feet. Has a jib topsail. Her maintopmast is hemlock, and foretopmast pine. Her foretopmast is cracked half way up on the port side. Her main gaff and part of her mainsail, together with some of her blocks, can be found at Hearn & Co's , Erie. She lies 12 miles north by east from Erie light, in 13 fathoms water.

As no tidings have been received of her crew, the only inference is that they have all found a watery grave. [Detroit Tribune]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1858