The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 10, 1880

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p.2 Wind Wafts - The Picton Times advocates the erection of lighthouses at Presque'Isle and Long Point.

Mrs. McSherry, widow of the captain of the sch. Belle Sheridan, paid the scene of the accident a visit on Tuesday. She took away the portion of a lower jaw, identifying it as part of the remains of her late husband, all, probably that she will ever recover.

p.3 Mr. C.W. Crowley, President of the Seamen's Union, left last evening to attend the Sailors General Convention which meets in Cleveland. He was escorted to the depot by a deputation of the Union.

Plenty of Freight - A great deal of freight has passed over to the American side recently by the ferry steamers. Today the steamers Maud and Pierrepont were sent to the Cape very heavily laden. The boats cannot run much longer.

Taken Off - The sch. W.R. Taylor, ashore at the South Manitous, was successfully gotten off on Wednesday last, by the tug Winslow of Milwaukee. Two steam pumps were operated on the vessel. She will be towed to Milwaukee if possible. She is in fair condition. The expense of rescuing the vessel will be very large. There may be trouble regarding the matter as the owners had telegaphed to the Insurance Company that they had abandoned the vessel. The telegram was not received until after the expedition had set out.

Increasing Cold - At Wolfe Island the ice is very firm, so much so that this morning the str. Pierrepont could not get within a quarter of a mile of her landing. A horse was driven out to the boat...The Maud on her trip from the Am. side today attempted to force her way through the Bateau Channel but failed. She came around by the head of Simcoe Island. The boat was covered with ice, the spray having frozen upon her.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 10, 1880