The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1880

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p.3 The Olive Branch - Capt. Dix of the White Oak, enroute to Kingston, lowered a boat and approached the mast of the sunken vessel at the Ducks. The fly was secured, brought to the city and submitted to the inspection of Mr. Capt. McKee who made it. She believes it belongs to the Olive Branch. Suspicions have thus been confirmed almost beyond a doubt. Capt. Dix says the vessel lies about 2 miles from Timber Island, in about 70 feet of water. Her bow is about 8 or 10 feet higher than her stern. She is on a sloping shoal. Had she sailed a mile nearer the city, she would have survived the storm, or at least the crew would have been saved. All hands must have been on deck at the time of the disaster and their bodies will probably rise today or tomorrow.

Rev. John Aull, of Ratho, a brother of the unfortunate Captain, has written to a citizen asking for particulars of the accident. The Captain has 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

It is hardly probable that the vessel will be raised. Some vessel coming down the lake in the night will break off the spars, and that will be the end of her.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Oliver Mowat will load 18,000 bush of barley here for Milwaukee at 5 cents.

The sch. A.G. Ryan has turned up. She is at Jordan loading grain for this port.

The tug Carlisle and barges, from Ironsides, arrived this morning loaded with iron ore.

The prop Armenia was picked up by the Chieftain and towed to the city, and having been repaired started again on her trip westward.

A Kingston vessel captain is thinking of taking a cargo of dynamite to Lake Superior. If he should need a heavy "blow" he has the material wherewith to make it.

The sch. Bavaria not only made the round trip between Garden Island and Toledo in less time than the sch. Prussia, but she carried about 1000 cubic feet more timber.

The sch. White Oak yesterday made the trip from Port Hope to Oswego in nine hours. Her capt. succeeded in getting the fly off the sunken vessel at the Ducks.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: sch. Wawanosh, Chatham, wheat; prop Lisgar and barge Gibralter, Toledo, wheat; steambarge Lincoln, Toledo, wheat.

The Morning Star - Capt. John Donnelly returned this morning from the wreck of the schooner Morning Star. He confirms the report that the vessel is a total wreck. He sold to Oswego parties the gear, anchors, chains, etc. The owner of the schooner thinks Donnelly is unequalled for work of this kind, and that he does it without loss of time. May his "star" never set!

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1880