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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1845

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p.2 The Grampus Schooner came into this Port on Sunday, from Toronto, having on board 4718 barrels of flour, being the largest cargo of this description of produce, that has ever before arrived in the port of Kingston.

p.3 Drowned - Yesterday morning, about 8 o'clock, a young man named Patrick __, of Hamilton, who was employed as cabin boy on board the Grampus, fell overboard while emptying a coffee pot, and was drowned. The Vessel at the time was lying at anchor off Greer's Wharf, and although the young man was seen in the water for some time by the crews of other vessels in the harbor, no exertions were made to save him. The body has not yet been recovered. [Herald]

Arrival of Barges per the St. Lawrence Canals - The Steamer Albion, Capt. Chambers, arrived on Thursday night last, from Lachine, via the River, with four Barges in tow, having passed through the Beauharnois and Cornwall Canals, and having ascended the lesser Rapids, with one barge at a time in tow. This is the 1st practical use of the new Canals. [Whig]

The Algomah - This vessel, with a cargo of 11,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago, and 1000 bbls. flour, taken on, we believe, at Detroit, came out of the Welland Canal on Friday the 7th instant. Having been constructed for the enlarged Welland Canal, when completed, the Algomah was the largest vessel on Lake Ontario, and had to lighten through the canal, in its present unfinished state. After coming out of the canal on Friday, she was engaged in receiving by lighters, the part of her cargo she had discharged coming through. Before she had received all her cargo on board, the severe storm of Saturday and Sunday came on. She cast anchor off the mouth of the canal, and on Sunday morning, the wind having increased to a gale, Capt. Morgan discovered that his vessel was dragging her anchors, he slipped his cables, and run her ashore about half a mile above the mouth of the canal. The violence of the storm and the sea caused his vessel to beat with great force upon the shore, and she bilged and sunk, her bows in 5 and her stern in 8 feet of water.

She had on board at the time 10,018 bushels wheat and 825 barrels flour. Most of the wheat will probably be lost, the flour saved with a slight damage. It is supposed the vessel will be got off with some damage, for which measures have been taken. The vessel and cargo are nearly and perhaps quite covered with insurance, of which the North Western had $8,000, and the Howard, Etna, and Globe the residue. [Oswego Daily Advertiser]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 26, 1845