The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1879

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p.3 The West Wind Accident - A week ago the schr. West Wind of Toronto, bound for Kingston, light, ran ashore a hundred yards off Macdonald's Point, about a mile east of Cobourg. The crew mistook a fire on the shore for the lighthouse. The vessel was scuttled and settled in a bed of sand.

Missing Vessel - Grave doubts are entertained here in regard to the safety of the schooner Prussia, commanded by Capt. Donnelly, and owned by Calvin & Breck, of Garden Island. She left Toledo about a week ago, and this morning had not arrived at the canal. Vessels that left two and three days after her have reported themselves as passing through the canal.

Later - The Prussia has turned up all right. She arrived at Port Colborne this afternoon.

Wind Wafts - In Napanee grain vessels are scarce. 3 1/4 cents is offered to Oswego. When the bulk of the grain in store moves the prospects are vessels will be in good demand and difficult to get.

The farmers are buying the damaged barley on the sloop Scud for hog feed. They pay about twenty cents per bag for it.

The yacht Mystery earned in nine races this summer $156.

New Tariffs - Today a new tariff of rates for vessel insurance commences. The rate charged from Chicago to Kingston is $1.75. From Chicago to Montreal $2.25.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1879