The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1880

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p.2 Lost Zealand - Mr. Proctor, of McKinnon, Proctor and Co., in Toronto, received on Wednesday morning the following communication dated 16th inst., from a correspondent at Brighton:

"I enclose you a one dollar bill and a piece of paper with propeller Zealand marked upon it. On Sunday afternoon little George Sherwood and young Snider were driving across the beach when they discovered some bills near the shore. They got out and picked up some $12 or $15; and last night and today there have been lots of people on the beach looking for money and other valuables. So far they have found some $40. I got this bill from George Sherwood. The Milligans have been taking a horse and rake out in the water today, and raking the moss and stuff ashore, then with pitchforks they examin it for money. The general supposition is that the Zealand must have gone down about abreast of the bluff, as I understand one of her boats came ashore there, and another down further on Presque Isle Point. One of the fenders is ashore on the beach here."

The piece of paper alluded to was an irregular-shaped fragment, torn from a shipping bill. Following were the words on it: Zealand... of ...187...shipp.


Marine Notes.

Mr. Harris, of Ottawa, is shipping to Cape Vincent on the barge Gypsy Queen about 300 poles.

Vessel and steamboat men are now closing up their books. The season has been fairly prosperous.

The sch. White Oak is ready to sail to Oswego with barley. The Captain is compelled to pay each sailor $16 for the round trip.

The sch. Eureka ran into this harbour last evening with the chain of her centre-board broken. She was bound from Port Hope for Oswego with barley.

Capt. Sinclair, of the Corsican, reported that yesterday he saw the prop. California, off Long Point, labouring very hard and in the trough of the sea.

The str. Corsican arrived last evening and went into winter quarters. A quantity of apples shipped from the west by her were forwarded to their destination per G.T.R.

Michael Wilson, a sailor, sued Capt. Ewart, of the sch. Twilight, in the County Court, Toronto, for damages, because of him having a leg broken on board the boat on a voyage from Toronto to Oswego last spring. A verdict was found with $200 damages. The Twilight still lies in the harbour here.

The crew of the sch. Wm. Elgin, from Toronto to Cleveland, struck for increased wages in midlake on Tuesday, and refused to work the vessel. She arrived at Port Dalhousie safely. The Captain will probably have the sailors arrested for mutiny. The Kingston owners of the craft think he is justified in taking such proceedings.

McCarthy & Marsh have bought the wrecked sch. Wood Duck, of Oswego, for $200. They paid $3000 for her last year and expended considerable in repairs.

Norway's Driftwood - Part of the Norway's hatch, (painted drab) a door and cabin windows have drifted ashore at Long Point, head of Wolfe Island.

There were 2 horses upon the sch. Norway. They were used in loading the timber. Both were lost and their bodies have gone ashore. One was found near Long Point and the other near McGregor's Bay on the other side of the Island. Their blankets were also found. One of the horses had a piece of canvas wrapped around it.

It is reported that a man from Hamilton embarked on the Norway at Port Dalhousie for Kingston. If such be the case one more unfortunate must be added to the number of the missing, making it nine.

Wind Wafts - Mr. Thomas Zealand is at Point Edward. He identified the body that came ashore as that of Demas Lajice, of the ill-fated steamer Zealand.

Grain Business - The Farmers Union Dock Company which owns the wharf on the high shore above Picton have done a good business in the shipment of grain this season. They have loaded, says the Times, 60,000 bush. there this fall. On one day 11,000 bushels were delivered and shipped. The company has no store house, the grain being simply weighed and shot into the vessel at once.

The tug Eleanor and barges have laid up at the foot of King Street. The Eleanor will be hauled out and rebuilt.

The str. Gypsey (sic) will be hauled out tomorrow and have her bottom planked. She will have new upper works put on this winter.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1880