The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 28, 1857

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p.2 sailor, acting as caretaker on sch. Northumberland, nearly drowns when attempting to board vessel from jolly boat.

-proprietory of docks and shipyard at St. Catherines, under management of Messrs. Donaldson & Andrews, has returned into the hands of their former owner, Mr. Lewis Shickaluna.

Marine Intelligence

Buffalo, Dec. 24th - The owners of the tug McQueen have been awarded by arbitrators 750 pounds for taking the schooner Harriet Rose into Chicago in a disabled condition, in November last.

The body of Captain Budds, of the schooner Antelope, which was wrecked near South Haven, on Lake Michigan, has been found and interred on the bank of the lake. The papers and money found upon his body have been taken care of by S.B. Morehouse, Esq., of South-Haven.

The owner of the tug Uncle Ben, ashore on Lake Huron, has contracted with Mr. Quigly, the submarine diver, to get her on the beach and place her on ways ready for launching, for the sum of $1500. She will not be launched until spring.

The tugs Leviathan and Rescue left Detroit on Saturday to go up to the schooner Nicaragua, which is ashore near Kettle Point. On Saturday, when near Algonac, St. Clair River, the cross-head to one of the Leviathan's engines broke, when the piston flew up through the cylinder-head, breaking the flanges, and passing up through the vessel's deck. She was then taken in tow by the Rescue and towed back to Detroit. She will not be repaired until spring. The steam pump, hawsers, etc., of the Leviathan were yesterday being transferred to the Rescue, which will start again this morning for the wreck of the Nicaragua, and make an attempt to get her off. As the appearances are now, however, it is very doubtful whether the weather will allow of her getting the wheel off this fall; and if not, she will probably go to pieces before spring, as she is in a bad position, and on a rocky bottom. She has in about 15,000 bushels of wheat, which is all damaged, and was sold by the captain for a trifle, giving the purchaser three months to get it out. Some trouble was therefore anticipated, as the tugs would be obliged to throw it overboard. [Detroit Advertiser 22nd]

Disasters On The Lakes for 1857 - The Chicago Press publishes a list of losses on the lakes for the year past, the footings up of which are as follows:-

Loss of life 221

Loss of property $1,920,215

Total number of craft gone out of existence 52

Vessels In Milwaukee - The Sentinel publishes the following list of vessels in that port:

Steamers - Planet, G.H. Notter (tugs), Decatur, G.W. Tift.

Brigs - H.L. Lansing, Mahoning, S.F. Gale, Sam Hale, Monegan, Kirk White, Shakespeare, Preble, Minnesota (ashore), Missouri.

Barques - Churubusco, White Cloud, H.G. Winslow, Three Bells, Shanghai.

Schooners - H.M. Pierce, Thornton, Argo, Virginia Purdy, Undine, Free Democrat, Sirius, Augusta, Republic, Charlotte, Lewis Ludington, Kitty Grant, J. Thursby, Nonpariel, Clipper City, Peoria, Arkansas, W.J. Whaling, Guide, Congress, Union, George W. Holt, Onward, Emblem, Sandusky, L.J. Farwell, Sacramento, P. Hayden, Sious, Berlin, Napolean, Wayne, Emma, C. Harrison, Driver, James Christie, J. & A. Stronach, Milwaukee Bell, Minnie Kinne, G.D. Norris, Junietta Patton, Cloud (scow), Alpha, Falcon, Farmer, Henry Norton, J. Halbridge, Ledoll, J.M. Jones, Pauline, Josephine Lawrence, Toledo, Norway, Rover. - Total 73.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 28, 1857