The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1879

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Pulled Off.

The tug Gardner and barges, which were ashore on Galoo shoal, arrived in Oswego on Friday night. The Gardner and her barges ran on during a very thick fog about twelve o'clock Thursday night. She had two barges, the Argosy, laden with lumber, and Kent with poles. The Gardner ran on first and the barges on either side of her, all bow on with plenty of water at the stern. The Gardner was two feet out of water, the Kent three feet and the Argosy one and one half feet. Captain Richards of the Gardner had a boat launched, and with two men rowed to Cape Vincent for assistance. They arrived at the Cape early on Friday, and the tugs Morey and Wheeler of Oswego being telegraphed for left about noon. The Morey arrived at the scene about 8:45 p.m. In the meantime the revenue cutter Manhanttan had made unsuccessful efforts to pull the craft off. The Palladium says upon the arrival of the Morey, Capt. Papps called in the Manhattan, and the two boats attached lines to the Argosy. Lines were also attached from the Argosy to the Gardiner and from the Gardiner to the Kent. After pulling a little on the Argosy she came off, the Gardner followed, then the Kent, all being pulled off at the same time without change of a line, and within twenty minutes.

On the Shoal - The schr. Annie Falconer, in entering the harbour on Saturday, ran on the shoal at the Martello Tower. She was pulled off without difficulty.

Moving Down - The fog having lifted the river is being navigated as usual. All the grain, which was on the way and delayed several days, has reached Montreal. The forwarding companies are again employed, and have all the barge capacity they require.

The Late Mr. Howard - a ship carpenter who settled in Hatter's Bay in 1839.

Wind Wafts - The str. Armenia, having been released, is running on the Bay again.

The str. Shannon has retired for the season from the Rideau Canal, and been laid up at Picton.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1879