The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1879

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p.1 News of the Day - The str. Waubuno, which left Collingwood for Parry Sound on Saturday morning, was wrecked near Moose Point, and it is feared that all her passengers and crew have perished.

p.3 Kingstonian Killed - The steamer Ocean arrived yesterday at Sarnia, from Chicago, with the schooner Augusta in tow, both loaded with grain for St. Catharines. The Augusta, while nearing the Straits of Mackinaw, on Lake Michigan, encountered some high winds and commenced to roll, and one of the crew named Barber Fitzgerald was struck on the head with a pully-block, which knocked him almost lifeless. He lingered for several hours after they passed the Straits of Mackinaw, and then died. The Ocean and Augusta stopped at Sarnia with the body, and an inquest was held by Coroner Fraser, of that place, the verdict being one of "accidentally killed." His relatives live in Kingston, and his remains are to be forwarded there for burial.

Unprofitable Trip - About two weeks ago one of Messrs. Calvin & Breck's tugs took two barges to Oswego for coal, the owners being offered $250 for the trip. The voyage and engagement has not been profitable, inasmuch as the tow was detained for several days near Henderson Harbour in consequence of heavy weather.

Railroad Iron - There are now about 3,000 tons of railroad iron on Gunn's wharf awaiting transhipment to the far west. During the season of navigation the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company have carried to this port from Montreal 10,000 tons of rails, the pile on the wharf being the balance of this large quantity, which has yet to travel much before it reaches its destination.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1879