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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1857

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Storm On the Lake - On Tuesday night three propellers from Oswego, bound for the upper Lakes, put into the mouth of the Genesee for refuge from the storm. They remained until yesterday and put out again. There is little doing at this port now, and navigation is drawing toward a close. The Maple Leaf is the only steamer running to this port. She continues to make tri-weekly trips to the Canada ports, affording the most speedy and cheap way of reaching Toronto and all ports of that city in Canada, including the region of the St. Lawrence and the Lower Province. [Rochester Union 14th]

Collision - During the night before last, as the schooner Mountaineer was lying at anchor in the river near Maldon, she was run into by the schooner M.S. Scott, in tow of a steam tug bound down. The Mountaineer had her bowsprit and all her head gear entirely carried away, her fore-topmast was broken square off, and her foremast was also broken so as to render a new one necessary. She was towed back to this port, and will undergo repairs at Woolverton's shipyard. The Mountaineer cleared from this city a few days since for Oswego with 10,000 bushels of wheat and 600 barrels of flour. We did not learn the extent of the injuries to the Scott, but they were not so serious as to prevent her keeping on her course. [Detroit Advertiser 13th]

Collision - Schooner C.C. Trowbridge Sunk - The schooner C.C. Trowbridge was run into by the schooner Fortune last night in Lake Erie, about five miles below Bear Point, and sunk. These two schooners left Chicago at the same time, both loaded with wheat for Buffalo, and both passed here at 6 o'clock last evening in tow of the R.R. Elliot. They reached the mouth of the river a little after 9 o'clock, when the Elliot let go. Soon after a blinding storm of wind and snow set in, and the Trowbridge came to anchor at the point we have above indicated. Within about an hour after passing the mouth of the river she was run into by the Fortune. She was struck just forward of the main rigging, and cut down so badly that she sunk in three-fourths of an hour. She is lying on her starboard side in 3 1/2 fathoms of water, with her jib-boom and port rail in sight. The Fortune had her jib-boom an head gear carried away, but sustained no other damage of consequence, and proceeded on her voyage.

The Trowbridge was a new and superior vessel, having been built last season. She was owned by Messrs. Trowbridge & Jones, of this city, was valued at $15,000, and insured for $12,000 in the Buffalo Mutual. Her cargo consists of 15,000 bushels of wheat, which is probably insured. [Detroit Tribune 14th]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1857