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

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Collingwood, Dec. 1st - The steamer City of Owen Sound of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Transit Line, arrived down from Duluth and Prince Arthur's Landing at noon on Sunday, with 20,000 bushels of wheat, and a deck load of fish from Prince Arthur's Landing and Michipicoten Island. She had a splendid run down from the Sault River. On the up trip she encountered the blow of Tuesday night and Wednesday. On Lake Superior it blew a fierce gale from the north with a blinding snow storm. She weathered out a terrible night, and until noon the next day, when Michipicoten harbor was reached, the ice reaching half way up to the truck of the boat. It was the worst blow of the season and so cold that whilst laying in the harbor a thermometer, being in a sheltered spot, indicated five degrees below zero. At Prince Arthur's Landing it was reported as being ten degrees below zero. There are six inches of snow almost all along the route.

p.3 Marine - The schooner E. Blake, has been taken off Presqu' Isle Point, and towed to Mill Point for repairs. The steam barge Saxon, which was sunk at Valleyfield, has been towed to Mill Point for repairs at the Marine Railway. The schooners Riverside and Victor are being stripped of their canvas, and will lay up for the winter at Swift's. The Bay was frozen over last night, but the ice being thin the ferry steamers at Belleville succeeded in breaking it.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1879