The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1837

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p.2 Shipwreck on Lake Ontario - The schooner Josephine, Capt. Hart, of Oswego, arrived at the mouth of the Genesee yesterday, reports that on Monday, between Oak Orchard Creek and Eighteen Mile Creek, about five miles from shore, he discovered a vessel lying broad side, and nearly all under water. He boarded her, found her hatches made fast, her canvas all set, and no person on board. Could not discover her name. She appeared to be a Canada vessel of about 100 tons - bottom painted white - other paintings, white, black and green, with red stripes. Capt. Hart thinks she must have had a full freight, as she lay so low in the water, but could not get at the hatches - her fore rigging newly tarred. He took her in tow and held her several hours, but the wind increasing, he was obliged to let go. He has brought in the yawl which was with her, and left it with Capt. Latta, at the mouth of the Genessee River. There can be no doubt but all on board have perished, as there could have been no way to escape but by the yawl, which was found with her. She was probably upset in the squall on Sunday last. [Rochester Democrat]

p.3 body of man found who drowned from steamer Kingston some time ago.

The Marine Railway is, we are happy to say, in full operation. On Thursday the Sir Robert Peel steamer was drawn upon it in great style. The proprietors of this most interesting work have conferred an inestimable boon upon the community.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1837