The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1860

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p.2 Thrilling Tale of Shipwreck - Extreme Sufferings of the Crew - The Heroism of the Captain - loss of prop. Jersey City, Capt. Munroe, on Long Point Beach, 2 miles from Point. "...fastened a plank life-preserver to the boy.."; 5 survivors out of 23. [Cleveland Herald]

-sch. Athenian on rocks west of Bois Blanc light, tug Oswego has gone to her relief. [Detroit Advertiser]

-The sch. Comet, owned by Wm. Woodhill, of Webster, lies two miles east of Sodus Pier, and in a situation that it is thought she may be got off. She had a cargo of wheat, over 4000 bushels, on the way from Youngstown to Oswego, and attempted to make the harbor of Sodus in the great gale. The tackle of the main sail was so frozen that it could not be hoisted and she could not get far enough in for safety with fore sail and jib. She went through an opening in the east pier or breakwater and had to be beached at the most convenient place at the eastward. She ran so far on that the crew jumped from the jib-boom to the beach. A tug came from Oswego with a canal boat, and took out about 3000 bushels of wet wheat, and attempted to pull off the schooner, but she leaked so badly that she had to be left to wait the coming of a marine pump. The Comet was formerly the Jane E. Rogers of this port, rebuilt last summer by Capt. Rogers, and sold to Mr. Woodhull. She is valued at $3000 and is not insured. [ibid]

-Oswego arrived with barque Sardinia and schs. Wyandotte and Fortune.

-schooner C.W. Johnson left for Buffalo, much ice. [ibid]

-The Ice on Lake Erie - mentions sch. Granger, sch. Palo Alto, scow Enterprize, scow John Yates. [ibid]

-brig John H. Harmon, late of Chicago, wrecked at Canso, repaired. [ibid]

-The barque Quebec, ashore at Nine Mile Point, Canada side, has been got off by the tug Page, and towed to Clayton. The Page arrived here this morning, having been successful in her wrecking cruise along the Canada coast. [Oswego Times]

-barque Republic put in at Genessee. [ibid]

-Got Off - Athenian by tug Oswego. [Detroit Tribune]

-barques Naomi, Pomeroy and R.G. Winslow and schooners Russell, Dart, Africa, Tracy, J. Bronson, Kosciusko, Ethan Allen and Badger State into winter quarters. [ibid]

-The Close of Navigation at Toronto - prop Colonist, steamer Bowmanville, schooners Northern, Marco Polo, Caroline, May Queen, Paragon, Josephine, Swallow, prop. Bay State mentioned. [Leader]

-Imports - 10,11.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1860