The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1857

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p.3 Marine Intelligence

John Budds and three of the crew of the ill-fated Antelope arrived here this morning, including Thomas Peckham, whose recovery was considered doubtful, but who is now nearly well. [Oswego Times]

We are informed that the schooner Peerless, which went ashore at Presque Isle in a late gale, has been hauled off by the steamer Traveller, and arrived at Cape Vincent Thursday morning, where her cargo of wheat and barley will be shipped to Albany by cars. The Peerless leaks slightly, but only about 50 or 100 bushels of her cargo was damaged. She will go on to the marine railway at Kingston for repairs.

The schooner John Wheeden, which cleared from Chicago for Oswego with wheat, arrived at Buffalo on Thursday.

The Buffalo Commercial learns that an expedition is fitting out at Chicago for the relief of vessels at the foot of Lake Michigan. The underwriters have generally united, and are equipping a tug or tugs with provisions, pumps, "purchasers," carpenters, men, and everything else needed to save a vessel at this season of the year on bleak and thinly inhabited shores. May the best of success attend them.

The steamer Sam Ward, Capt. Fish, which has for some time past been running between Milwaukee and Two Rivers, arrived here this morning to lay up for the winter. The crews of the schooners D.R. Martin and James Navagh, and the captain of the Agate, came down on the Sam Ward.

The D.R. Martin is on a reef of rocks (five miles above Presque Isle light) with one or two holes in her bottom and seven feet water in her hold, and about nine feet outside. She lies fair, and an attempt will, no doubt, be made to get her off. Her cargo of coal might be saved.

The James Navagh is lying in a good place, and it is thought she can live all winter in her present position. Her cargo consists of 150 tons of iron, salt and goods, which will be saved. Her mate and steward are left on board. She is owned by J.A. Baker of Oswego - is entirely new, and worth about $16,000.

The Agate will probably go to pieces.

The Sam Ward encountered no ice, either in Lake St. Clair or elsewhere. [Detroit Tribune 2nd]

Imports - 5,7,8.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1857