The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1857

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The schooner Josephine, Capt. Crouch, which was supposed to be lost on the upper lakes, arrived at Chicago on the 14th. She had on 300 bbls of salt from this port. [Oswego Times]

A Wreck - The Canadian schooner Leander, of Quebec, laden with wheat, is ashore at Gros Cap, near old Mackinac. It is thought the vessel and cargo will be a loss, as every sea that raised her caused her wheat to spill through her bottom.

The schooner Resolute was sunk in the upper Narrows in the St. Lawrence by running upon the shoal known as the Whale's Back. She had a full cargo of wheat.

The Detroit Advertiser says the schooner Enterprise, belonging to the Lake Navigation Company, is ashore at Old Mackinac. The Salvor tried in vain to pull her off, and one of the Company's tugs will go to her from Chicago.

It is feared that the schooner Seaman is lost, with all on board. She was seen two weeks ago today at Grand Island, since which nothing has been heard from her. She was bound from Detroit with a load of supplies for Ontonagon. [Detroit Tribune, 17th]

Last evening the bark Illinois, brig J.H. Harmon, and the schooner Kenosha and James Navagh passed up; this morning the schr. Yankee Blade and W.H. Craig and the barque Plymouth passed up. [ib]

Schooner Run Into - About four o'clock yesterday afternoon, the bark Great West, while coming up the creek, while coming up the creek, was driven by the force of the wind into the schooner H.N. Farnham, which was lying at the dock, the bowsprit of the bark cutting away the rigging, and carrying away the foremast of the schooner, leaving it in a shattered condition. The bowsprit of the Great West was also carried away. The damage to the schooner will probably amount ot tow or three thousand dollars. [Buffalo Times 18th]

Lost Overboard on Lake Ontario - We learn from the Oswego Palladium that the schooner Caroline, Captain Langdon, owned by Robert S. Perry, Esq., of Oswego, left Cobourg, C.W., on Friday night about 11 o'clock, for the former place, with a load of lumber. Mr. Perry was there and had decided to take passage in her, and three or four other gentlemen who wished to come over also took passage. On Saturday morning about daylight, the wind blowing fresh, the passengers were helping to work the vessel; and while holding the boom, the wind struck the sail and swung it round in spite of the efforts of those holding it, who were behind it, and one of them, an elderly intelligent gentleman, was knocked overboard. The mate saw his dangerous position before he went over, and called on him to cling hold of the rigging, but he did not do so. The boat was immediately lowered away and went in pursuit of the unfortunate gentleman, but he had sunk and did not appear again. His name is not known, but it is supposed from his remarks that he was on his way to Rochester, where he has a daughter and sister.

Imports - 23; Exports - 21.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1857