The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 8, 1838

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p.1 letter to editor of Brockville Gazette, from Samuel Crane, denying involvement with rebels.

p.2 Shipwreck - It is with the most serious regret, that we find it our duty to record the loss, on Lake Erie, of the schooner Adelaide, belonging to Messrs. H. & S. Jones, of Brockville, laden with 4,500 bushels of wheat, consigned to the proprietors of the Welland Canal Mills, in this village. It appears, from the statement of the Captain and Mate, under oath, that the vessel grounded on the shoals of Gull Island, on Saturday the 3rd inst., on her passage from Long Point bay to Port Colborne - that the Mate was sent to the mouth of Grand River, only 2 1/2 miles distant, with orders to apply to the Government schooner Montreal, then lying there, for assistance - that the reply of the officer in command was, that he was about clearing out, and could not go; although it was afterwards ascertained, that his vessel did not leave until the Tuesday following - he likewise told the mate that the schooner under his command had lately been aground at the same place; and his opinion was, that the Adelaide could not be saved. During the night following, however, the wind shifted, which caused the water to rise a little, when the Adelaide became afloat, and with the desired assistance, could no doubt have been got off; but that was refused, without any apparent cause, and she soon after drove hard aground, bilged, and was left by the crew with three feet of water in the hold. On Wednesday night the wind increasing, she became a total wreck, with the loss of the entire cargo on board, which amounted to near £2,000. [St. Catharines Journal]

Pirates - An attempt was made by some twenty men, on Monday night of last week, to capture and take off the British schooner Caroline, at Rochester. The vessel was laden with provisions, and the captain and crew state, that the vessel was taken possession of in the name of the Patriots - all hands kept below - sails hoisted - the schooner taken down to the mouth of the river, when unskilful pilotage ran her aground, and the men abandoned her. The Mayor of Rochester has offered a reward of $500 for the marauders.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 8, 1838