The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1841

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p.1 Loss of the Brig Erie - On the 23rd of August we published, from the Buffalo Commercial, the account of the total loss of the brig Erie. The Cleveland Herald gives us the following particulars:

When she struck she broke in two just forward of the main mast. The sea was so heavy that the crew, consisting of 12 persons, had to cling to the fore rigging and bow sprit for safety, where they were washed by evey wave. After remaining in this perilous situation for 22 hours, the brig Rosa, Capt. Baxter, hove in sight, and passed within about two miles of the wreck. Signals of distress were made by the sufferers, but Capt. B. held on his course without affording relief. In about 36 hours after the brig struck, the schooner Indiana, Capt. Door, took off Capt. Wagstaff and crew, who expressed great gratitude to their deliverers from a watery grave.

p.3 We understand that the American Steamer Telegraph took fire at the Wharf, Morristown, on Thursday week and was with difficulty saved from destruction. There must be some fatility about this same Telegraph, as it is but a few days, since she was near setting fire to Ogdensburgh, by sparks emitted from her chimney; and the great fire which she occasioned in Kingston, must be fresh in the recollection of all. [Brockville Statesman]

Vessel Going Down the Falls - On Friday the 10th inst. the barque Detroit, formerly belonging to the British Navy, on Lake Erie, and captured by the Americans, during the last war, is to be sent over Niagara Falls, furnished with a crew of live wild animals. She was condemned, last season, and is now being fitted up for that purpose, at Buffalo. [St. Catherines Journal]

Quick Travelling - Man leaves Kingston on Monday evening, arrived at Quebec on str. Lady Colbourne, 38 hours later. [Quebec Gazette, Sept. 1st]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1841