The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1880

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Marine Notes.

Cape Vincent has now an active port. Many shipments of grain are being made that way.

The cook on the Flora Carveth has attached the vessel for her season's wages, $160. The vessel has been tied up on the east side of Richardson's wharf.

The sch. Eureka reached here this afternoon with coal from Oswego. She left the latter port yesterday. There was very little wind outside of the harbour.

The Hamilton Times says that Capt. Scott, of the str. Scotia, is probably as favourably known as any other propeller master on the lakes. He left Port Dalhousie just prior to the storm of the 7th and 8th November and was in the midst of it. He represents it as having exceeded anything in his experience.

Shipwrecked Crew - Last evening we noted the finding of the body of William Snell, one of the crew of the unfortunate sch. Norway. He seems to be the man who was at the wheel at the time the vessel was dismasted and water-logged. He was certainly on duty, the torch used as a night signal being found beside him. The Seamen's Union feel that they are under special obligations to Capt. Milligan for the manner in which he dressed the body, and with Mr. Ronan, who prepared it for burial. The deceased was wounded on the left side of the head, and one of his legs was broken. This afternoon the remains were interred on Wolfe Island. Snell's father is a helpless old man, having been paralized about 2 years ago. More bodies may be found in the vessel as the timber is being taken out of her.

p.3 Steam Boat Burnt - On Thursday the steam-barge Rover, laden with 130 tons of hay, shipped by Mr. S. Going, of Wolfe Island, for Cape Vincent, took fire while running down the river, and was beached at Knapp's Point, where she burned to the waters edge. The fire originated near the boiler and spread quickly. The boat belonged to Mr. R. Davis, of Wolfe Island, and was valued at about $600. Neither boat nor cargo was insured.

A Ghastly Relic - The latest relic of the lost crew of the Belle Sheridan found, is a portion of face and jaw, with the teeth remaining in it, which was picked up on the beach at Weller's Bay. The fragment was forwarded to Toronto, and is now in possession of Mrs. McSherry.

Mr. Wm. Stewart, Manager of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company, has returned to the city for the winter. It is probable that in the spring he will remove to Montreal for permanent residence.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1880