The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1880

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Marine Notes.

A diver is at work at the sloop Gypsy Queen sunk at Kingston Mills.

The sch. J.G. Worts arrived this morning from Port Dalhousie with 21,151 bush wheat.

At a special meeting of the Sailors Union in Toronto on Wednesday the rate of wages was advanced to $1.75 on Lake Ontario, and $2 through the canal.

The sch. W.R. Taylor is loading pig iron at Portsmouth for Chicago. The schrs. Tom Elgin and A.G. Ryan are loading barley at Wolfe Island for Oswego, at 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

A sailor on the sch. Clara Yoell, loading at Hamilton for Kingston, while intoxicated assaulted a shipmate, belaboring him with a crow bar. He was fined $10 or 40 days in gaol.

The Algerian, from Hamilton, Cuba from Toronto, Armenia from Ogdensburg, Dominion from Montreal, and Empress of India from Toronto, called at Swifts during the night and this morning.

A raft of 14 drams, or 200,000 feet of timber, left for Quebec this morning. The sch. Siberia, from Detroit, the schrs. Bismarck, Anglo Saxon, and St. Lawrence, from Toledo, arrived at Garden Island yesterday. all timber laden.

The Wrecked Nellie Wilder - The sch. Nellie Wilder will in all probability be a total loss. She is on a very exposed rock, and because of the heavy winds an attempt cannot be made to rescue her. There are about 3 feet of water in her hold. The vessel is owned by B. Overleigh, of Sacketts Harbour. There was no insurance.

Later reports state that the Wilder was a total wreck with her cargo. Her stern and one side has disappeared, her bottom has been penetrated by rocks and she is fast breaking up. The sails, rigging, anchors, chains and spars will be saved. Tonnage 300. She was built in Sacketts Harbour in 1874 and is valued at $8,500, class B-1. The cargo, 20,000 bushels of wheat, was shipped by Williams & Co., of Toledo, to Ogdensburg, and was insured for $15,000, one-half in pool.

The Hastings - The owner of the Hastings is arranging for a survey of the boat, that the damage may be estimated. The steamer was insured for $6000, about a third of her value.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1880