The source of Louisa's information, apparently, is a Captain McHarron, who would have arrived from Quebec earlier this very day. The following account was carried by the Acadian Recorder, Sat. 2 Dec. 1815:
"Saturday even. Nov. 25-arr. . . . schr. Four Sons, M'Harron, from Quebec. Capt. M'Harron reports, that 15 sail of Vessels were lately driven on shore, and wrecked, in the St Lawrence--among them were the ship Antoine, from Liverpool, G.B.; the brig lady Prevost, of and from this port; and the sch G'ertrude, from Gaspe-all bound to Quebec--part of the crew of the latter vessel, and a female passenger were drowned."
This newspaper report comes a week after McHarron's arrival in Halifax. Once again (see S4n4 ) it is apparent that news travels faster by word of mouth than by the press.