The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1879

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p.3 Navigation - The Bay of Quinte was closed by ice last night, and the lower ferry of Belleville was obliged to stop for today. The upper ferry is still running. The steamer Armenia has ceased running, having been obliged to turn back on account of heavy ice. She has been laid up at Mill Point.

The Relict of the Fleet - Two dredges and four out of ten scows are all of the Hickler & Arnold fleet that have been recovered. They have been taken to Little Sodus for the winter. Efforts to haul off other scows on the beach have failed, and some of them are in pieces. When the Seymour was towing the barges into Sodus Bay, one of the men on board, a survivor of the terrible night, was knocked overboard and drowned.

Another Loss - On Tuesday last, as the tug Seymour was going from Big Sodus to Little Sodus, with some of the barges which lately broke loose on the lake, and from which several persons were swept away and drowned, Judson Morrison was knocked overboard and drowned. Morrison was aged 30 years and lived in Montreal, where his family lived. He was one of the sixteen saved from the wrecked fleet on the night of that terrible disaster, and his death adds a melancholy chapter to the tale.

Wind Wafts - The schooner W.B. Phelps, driven ashore at Glen Arbor, Michigan, has gone to pieces. The remains of young Downey, of Kingston, have alone out of the lost crew been recovered.

Capt. Allen, of the schooner Bermuda, reports in the Palladium getting eight cents per bushel on 6,560 bushels brought to Oswego from Port Dalhousie. This is the highest rate ever paid on Lake Ontario.

The Welland Canal closes today.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1879