The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1879

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American papers have been speaking harshly of the desertion of the cook by the crew of the brig Henry Rooney.

The tug McArthur, owned by the Collins Bay Rafting Company, will do wrecking on Lake Erie the remainder of the season. An office has been opened by the managers in Detroit.

Messrs. Phippen & Graham, of Belleville, have purchased the steam barge Saxon from Mr. Hutchison of Trenton, for $4,000.

The sailors on the Katie Eccles and Wm. Jamieson, which left Mill Point on Monday, struck for $1.25 a day. Their demands were complied with.

The scow Scud, recently reported ashore on South Bay Point, was taken off by Captain Donnelly. She arrived here yesterday morning. Two steam pumps were required to keep her afloat. She is badly damaged.

There is talk at Detroit of sending the Canadian schooner W.R. Taylor to Quebec to load grain for Liverpool or some other European port. An offer of twenty cents per bushel has been made, but more is wanted by her owner. She will carry about 23,000 bushels.

The schooner West Wind, bound for Cobourg, to unload, ran ashore about two miles east of there. She is now lying on rocks, being dashed against them with a heavy sea prevailing, and it is thought she will be smashed to atoms before assistance will arrive. All hands safe.

A portion of the cargo of the propeller Dominion, which had to be thrown overboard when the steamer struck on an island in Lake Ontario known as the False Ducks, has been recovered. The goods thrown out were of a miscellaneous character, and the Captain employed two divers in Kingston, named Daniel Cunningham and Robert Donelly, who did their work to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.

James McGinn, a sailor on the schooner Mystic Star, had a miraculous escape from drowning on Thursday last. While the vessel was passing the Manitous, in Lake Huron, and a heavy sea was rolling at the time, McGinn went out on the jibboom when he was swept off. All hands believed him to be lost when a huge wave was seen to sweep over the quarter, heaving him upon its crest. A rope was flung to him, he grabbed it, and was saved.

Wind Wafts - Capt. D.H. Davis, the man who sailed the first propeller through the Welland Canal, died at Pewaukee on the 19th, aged 66 years.

Today's Telegrams - wrecked steamer Amazon mentioned.

p.3 Man Injured - "Punch" Coleman, fireman on steam barge Lincoln, hit by piece of railroad iron.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1879