The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1859

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p.2 Burning of the Steamer Britannia - stern-wheel steamer owned by Messrs. Holcomb, Cowan & Co. while lying at Wm. Anglin's wharf, burnt to the waterline; the steamer George Moffat and yachts Glance and Chameleon had to be moved; "a freight steamer of the old-fashioned stern-wheel or 'polly-wog' build", very old, had been laid up during the summer.

-The New Lighthouse on the Flats - giving sailing directions. [Det. Free Press]

-Disaster on Lake Ontario - Loss of the Schooner Twilight - capsized about 15 miles from shore. [Rochester Democrat]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1859