The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1881

Full Text

p.2 District News - Fishermen on Amherst Island had unfavorable weather of late. Notwithstanding the storm of last Saturday a few ventured out on the lake and returned safely, viz. James O'Drain and R. Caswell, W. McDonagh and Mr. Askin, Chas. Willard and son. There were only three boats out and the catch averaged about thirty five large salmon to each boat. The fish are bought for the American market at 35 cents each.


Capt. S. Mulligan says the tug Swan was injured in getting off the stumps in the Rideau Canal, not in running upon them. He also states that there was no difficulty in rescuing the crew. The life boat was large enough for all.

The steamer Passport ran into the steamer Traveller last night near Nunn's Island (9 miles above Montreal) and sunk her. It is not known yet what the damage or loss will be. Capt. John Donnelly goes down today with diving apparatus and divers to examin the Traveller, preparatory to raising her. The collision cannnot be accounted for if lights were shown. We are informed that the Traveller careened over, and sunk in 40 ft. of water, bottom up. So quickly did she go down that the crew had barely time to escape with their lives.

The Duncan City left Drummond's Island five days before the schooner C.C. Trowbridge, which arrived at Chicago last Sunday, and, as yet, no tidings have been heard from the missing vessel. The Duncan City was painted black, and answered to the description of the vessel seen to capsize off this port last Thursday except in point of size, and being extremely old and unseaworthy is undoubtedly the ill fated vessel. The Duncan City was built in 1852 at Kingston, Ont., by George Thurston, measures 210 tons, and is owned by Chicago parties. She rates B 1, and was valued at $6,000.

p.3 Yacht Race - at Gananoque between Midnight, Mischief, Mary Louise.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Oct. 22, 1881
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1881