The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1880

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Marine Notes.

The str. Peerless, from Port Dalhousie, wheat laden, arrived this morning.

The cargo of corn of the sch. Sligo is being stored into the Hyderabad for the winter.

The tug Carlyle and barge from Ottawa with iron ore arrived last evening. They will be laid up here.

The sch. Cavalier reached Collinsby yesterday. She unloaded and cleared for Port Hope to secure winter quarters.

The prop. St. Magnus arrived here this morning from Gananoque where she had been lying windbound for a few days.

Steamers Calling at Swifts - props Shickluna, Lake Ontario, Dromedary, and St. Magnus, and str. Algerian, from Montreal.

The barge Alabama, with 12,000 bush barley, was 2 days in coming from Belleville to this city. The tug Franklin had her in tow.

The sch. Mary Battle left this morning for Cleveland with iron ore. Every stitch of sail was crowded on as she sailed out of the harbour.

The big anchor of the sch. Lily Hamilton lost near the tower, was purchased by John O'Shea, and this morning he was endeavoring to recover it.

The whereabouts of the sch. Richardson has not been reported since the vessel left Sarnia for Fort William. She was out in the gale of Sunday no doubt.

The boats in shelter at South Bay were propellors Europe and Lake Ontario, the steamer Empress of India, and a steamer of the Royal Mail Line.

Steam barge Clinton lost trace of the Clyde at the head of Lake Erie in her last trip. The latter turned up the next day, having lost her anchor and jibs, and had her foresail split.

The Detroit Free Press publishes a report of the disasters on Lake Ontario on Sunday last, and credits them to the Toronto Globe and Chicago Tribune instead of the Whig, in which they originally appeared.

The prop. Georgian went ashore yesterday at Port Albino. Her owner, Mr. J. Graham, of St. Catharines, is in the city looking after the damaged sch. Sligo. The unfortunate steamer was formerly the property of the Southern Confederacy.

Island Shooting Case - details of trial, Daryaw shot on Simcoe Island.

The Late Storm - an article on the storm, wind velocities, etc. - details.

An Unfortunate Vessel - The sch. M.C. Upper left Collinsby about 2 weeks ago for the Welland Canal. She got up within a short distance of it and then was compelled to run back. Again she started and got above the Ducks when the destructive gale of Saturday evening struck her. The Captain ran back to Timber Island, on the lee side of which he dropped her anchors. She remained there until Tuesday when he made another attempt to reach the canal. She got as far as Niagara, but with jibs gone and other sails in ribbons. The Captain caused the anchors to be again dropped, this time with 75 fathoms of chain, but a fierce wind came up yesterday morning and the vessel dragged. The chain finally snapped and the vessel drifted before the wind. The helmsman headed the ship for this harbour, which was reached this morning about 11 o'clock. The captain thinks it "3 times and out," and he will now be towed to the canal by the prop. Albion. The Captain of the Upper reported very fierce weather in coming down last night.

The sch. Prussia, from Muskegon, timber laden, arrived at noon today. She was the last of Messrs. Calvin & Son's fleet in service.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1880