The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1867

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p.2 The Steamers - The steamer Bay of Quinte returned on Sunday, having been unable to reach Belleville. The ice near Milford impeded her, and she was compelled to run back. It is expected that she will not again leave the harbor this season.

The freight steamer Ottawa, from Montreal, passed up on Saturday night on her last trip. The propeller Indian, also on her last trip, arrived up yesterday, but laid over on account of the storm.

A telegram from Presque Isle harbor states that the propellers Colonist and Avon, and steamer Huron, part of the fleet expected from Toronto, besides other boats, have sought shelter there. As soon as the wind abates they will leave for this port to lie up.

Vessel Disasters - The propeller Oswego went ashore on Friday night in a snow storm, about 4 miles above Dunkirk, N.Y. She was full of water and pounding on the rocks.

The schooner Carthagenian, from Chicago to Oswego, with a cargo of 17,000 bushels of wheat, went ashore on Friday night about a mile below the latter port. The crew were taken off in a life-boat. The vessel and cargo are probably a total loss. Both were insured.

From Port Colborne - sch. B.F. Davy being lightened; over 40 vessels might get frozen in canal.

-The bark Marquette, which cleared from Chicago on the 4th inst. with a cargo of corn for Collingwood, sprang a leak and sank at Hope Island on Friday last.

-The propeller Oskawatche, belonging to the Northern Transportation Company, laden with grain, flour, pork, etc., was passing through the "bend" in the canal, about two miles north of Port Colborne, struck a rock and sprung a leak, which was not discovered till she was near Port Robinson. She was brought into the channel leading to the dock, where she sank. She was then unloaded and floated into the dock where she will be repaired and return to Chicago.

-Public Notice - any communications relating to lighthouses, lightships, shipwrecks, provincial steamers, etc. should be directed to Dept. of Marine & Fisheries, Marine Branch; inquiries concerning fishing, protection, regulations, etc. go to Fisheries Branch.

p.3 Police Court - 2 sailors charged each other with larceny.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1867