The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1865

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p.3 American Express Line - discontinues running to Toronto after Monday next.

Marine Items - arrivals and departures.

Marine Disaster - sch. Homeward Bound ashore on 17th at Grimsby and towed to Port Dalhousie; prop. Whitby towed to Detroit for repairs.

The Wreck of the Propeller Buckeye

We regret to announce that the propeller Buckeye of the Northern Transportation Company's line, which left Ogdensburg on Saturday evening last with about thirty passengers and a cargo for Toledo, struck a sunken rock near the Cross-Over light, nine miles above Brockville, and sunk in two or three minutes in about 60 feet of water. The majority of the passengers barely escaped in their night-clothes so sudden was the awful catastrophe. Three ladies, viz. Mrs. O'Neil of Oswego, and Mrs. & Miss Aubrey of Milwaukee, are known to have been lost. Four men are also missing, and it is believed are also lost. The remaining passengers were brought down to Ogdensburg by the steamer Champion on Sunday. The accident is said to have been caused by the extreme darkness of the night and the lowness of the water. She had on board 150 tons of marble slabs which shifted as soon as the vessel struck, causing her to slide off the rocks, and falling heavily, broke through her side and thus made her sink almost instantly. [Prescott Telegraph]

-Imports - 26-28.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1865