The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1861

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p.2 Disasters During the Late Storm - The shipping news which reached us yesterday is very unfavourable, and the fear of many persons that vessels would either be lost or severely injured has not been without foundation. The Steamer George Moffat, owned by Messrs. Holcomb, Cowan & Co., went ashore about 5 miles below Long Point, and now lies there a total wreck. Her shaft was broken, rendering her ungovernable, and while she was yet at a distance from land the steamer Banshee came up, but was unable to render assistance. The Moffat after this headed toward the shore and was soon dashed against the rocks. The seas washed over her, and her cargo of peas swelled to such an extent, from the effects of the water, as to separate the deck from the hull, which was also widened a foot, owing to the same cause. Her crew with the greatest difficulty succeeded in getting ashore, and the purser and mate reached Kingston last evening, having sailed 50 miles in a life-boat.

Messrs. Black, Perry & Co.'s propeller Oshawa, freighted with flour and stoves, was driven ashore, at South Bay, during the storm on Friday evening. Mr. Davidson, Insurance Agent, went up there on Saturday evening for the purpose of assisting the crew. We shall give further particulars in our next issue.

-rumors of loss of sch. Stork are untrue.

p.3 Arrived at Liverpool - quick trip of Gold Hunter. [Cleveland Herald]

-Imports - 26.

-bark Adriatic takes grain to Oswego at 18¢ per bushel. [Det. Trib. 21st]

-The Tug Oswego - new shaft sent. [Det. Advert.]

-Collision - sch. Amelia damaged headgear. [Det. Tribune]

-More Light - for channel into Maumee Bay.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1861