The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1862

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p.3 K.C. & M.

-Accident to the Northumberland - struck by whirlwind at Toronto.

-The Schooner Aground - It has since been learned that the schooner Governor ran aground, not at Charity Shoals, but on the south-east end of a shoal running out from Pidgeon Island, which is about 5 miles from Nine-Mile Point. The Governor is now a total wreck, owing to the heavy surging of the sea, and the continuance of this wind will complete the catastrophe. When the tug William went to her assistance yesterday, the sea was too heavy to effect anything in her favor, and the captain of the Governor was engaged in stripping her of sails, etc. The corn with which she is freighted is totally destroyed. It is probable that had assistance been sent earlier, the Governor could have been saved.

-Canal Break - in Williamsburgh canal, 30 miles below Prescott.

-Vessel Lost - found underwater near 18 Mile River. [Huron Signal]

-Arrived From Liverpool - British sch. Niagara. [Cleveland Herald]

-schooner Marquette sunk in Mackinaw Straits by collision with sch. Warder. [Milwaukee Sentinel]

-A Quick Trip - brig W. Lewis made round trip to Oswego in 18 days 22 hours from Lake Michigan. [ibid]

-schooner Rapid rebuilt after disaster. [Detroit Tribune]

-Imports - 30, Oct. 1.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1862