The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1850

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p.2 Ashore - The brig Robert Burn, Humphry master, of and from Milwaukie, for this port, with a cargo of 1500 barrels of flour and 600 bushels of wheat, went ashore on the West Sister, near the head of Lake Erie, on Friday night last. She is full of water. The vessel was insured in the North-Western; the cargo in the Buffalo and Merchants Mutual. [Buffalo Express Nov. 28th]

We are happy to learn that Hugh Richardson, Esq., has been appointed Harbor Master to this port. The office is the gift of the new Harbor Commissioners, who have, in this their first public act, shown a faithful regard to the public interest.

Fatal Accident - We regret to hear, that on Thursday morning last, as the steamer Lord Elgin was getting through one of the locks on the Beauharnois Canal, one of the lockman fell in, and in the excitement of the moment the Steward of the vessel also slipped and fell in. Both were drowned. [Gazette]

p.3 Buffalo, 6th Dec. - Marine - The officers of the propeller Scuota report severe weather on the Upper Lakes. Capt. Whitiker has abandoned the idea of getting the Patchin off the reef this season, and is taking out her machinery and upper works. The wind and sea were very high at Mackinac. The brig S.F. Gale broke from her moorings, and swung around between the Lasterns, and Dusmas Piers, doing much damage to the former. Two vessels were seen ashore near False Presque Isle, supposed to be the J.R. Giddings and the Buena Vista.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1850