The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1879

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p.3 Yacht Race - between Laura and Oldrieve - Laura won by over a mile in a ten mile race.

The Big Blow - The disasters by the storm were very slight. The Hercules lost her foremast. A few other minor accidents have been reported. Nothing serious has been heard of the recent gale. Vessels, well-laden, were somewhat difficult to handle, the sea washing their decks, and drenching the crew, but no loss of life has been reported. On one staunch schooner the crew at one time thought that they would have to go supperless as their provision bunk was washed from its fastenings and dashed against the side of the vessel with great force, and would have been lost had it not been that the vessel lurched to the other side, throwing it back. While in conversation with a captain we were informed that Wednesday morning was one of the roughest he ever experienced. The lake was very rough and frequently he expected to be swamped.


The Manzanilla, ashore at Amherst Island, was got off this morning by Capt. Donnelly. She was towed here.

Chicago & St. Lawrence Co. - Arrivals: J.C. Woodruff, 18,503 bush corn; Hercules, Toledo, 13,000 bush wheat.

Kingston & Montreal Co. - Arrivals: Starling, Detroit, 12,408 bush wheat; Anne Mulvey, Detroit, 15,600 bush wheat; Lewis Ross, Toledo, 16,002 bush corn.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrivals: Two Friends, Detroit, 18,037 bush wheat; Flora Carveth, Toledo, 13,435 bush wheat; Norway, Toledo, 19,534 bush corn.

Oswego Palladium - The schooner Richardson, which was repaired and caulked at Mitchell & Gallagher's, sailed for Kingston, light, this morning. Capt. Wm. McKee says he will tie up at Kingston for a while, as he does not care about carrying coal at 20 cents.

The vessel ashore at the False Ducks is found to be the Wanderer, of Port Hope, owned by George Wright, and laden with lumber from Port Hope to Oswego. The tug Albert Wright went to her assistance, but it is feared that she will be a complete wreck, the wind having driven her higher on the rocks.

The schooner Rapid, on her way from Mill Point to Oswego, with a load of heading, was driven ashore at Point Traverse, Sunday morning in the high wind that prevailed, after pulling up the windlass. The cargo was nearly all washed off and the vessel was driven high on the shore. It is doubtful if she can be drawn off without considerable damage.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1879