The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1857

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p.2 The St. Nicholas - After a brief notice of the propeller St. Nicholas, we read the BuffaloTimes of Tuesday, which says:-

Captain May of the propeller St. Nicholas has arrived in this city. He came with his crew to Detroit by the propeller Tonawanda. Capt. May states that on the 22nd his propeller sprang a leak and was run ashore at Sleeping Bear Point. The steward was lost, balance of crew saved. The probability is that the propeller will prove a total loss. She was bound for Kingston with 10,000 bush. wheat.

Marine News - The bark Morris ashore at Point Abino has been lightened of her cargo, about 6,000 bushels of which is in good condition. The wind yesterday compelled a suspension of operations, but it is thought she will be got off without much damage.

The schooner Maria F. Johnson, ashore near Sturgeon Point, was pulled off by the tug Relief, and brought into port yesterday afternoon. She has not sustained much damage. The cargo of wheat is all saved, but only about 5500 bush. in good condition.

The Europa on the reef at Smoke's Creek has not yet been got off, and her recovery is very doubtful. She leaks badly and work was suspended on her yesterday, owing to the freshening of the wind.

The schooner Shickaluna, ashore at Port Colborne, has had her cargo taken out and shipped to its destination by railroad. She will probably be gotten off.

The numerous disasters in this vicinity of late have been a perfect god-send to a large class of laborers. The insurance offices have a large number, and their disbursements amount to a large sum for labor alone. [Buffalo Times]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1857