The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1865

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p.3 Marine Items - arrivals and departures.

Abandoned - sch. Maggie at Pt. Petre could not be pumped out; was sold for $1250 to a person who is now endeavoring to raise her.

The Buckeye Steamer - This unfortunate vessel which, a few weeks ago, as our readers will remember, struck a rock a few miles above Brockville, and sank, was successfully raised last week and towed into the Ogdensburg ship-yard, where she will be repaired and made ready to take her place again in the Navigation Company's line next summer. The bodies of two ladies, Mrs. Aubrey and Miss Aubrey, mother and daughter, were recovered from the wreck. We learn that these, together with a Mrs. O'Neil were the only persons lost, although at first it was reported that 7 had perished by the accident. The method of raising the boat was by sinking a number of old oil casks, and making them fast to the vessel. Each cask was placed with its bunghole downward, and was of course full of water. The water was subsequently expelled by means of a gutta percha tube and air pump, and each cask being thus filled with air, became possessed of enormous bouyant power. When a hundred of these casks were thus placed in position and charged with air, the Buckeye rose to the surface stern foremost, and was then towed to the shipyard by the Joe Mac.

Imports - 16.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1865