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


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MARINE NOTES.

The schr. Forest Queen is loading stone for Charlotte.

The Board of Trade will petition for a flash light at Oswego, to cost about $7,000.

A sailor on the schr. Caroline Marsh, by the sail jibing at South Bay, had his arm fearfully crushed.

The schr. Eureka has again cleared for Charlotte. She will probably be more successful in her voyage this time.

The schr. White Oak has cleared for Fairhaven with iron ore. The schooner nearly cleared all the ore off the esplanade.

Mariners state that a few more cold nights will close up navigation. The water in still places was frozen over last night.

The schr. Herbert Dudley has loaded 16,000 bushels of barley for Buffalo. She was to leave today. The rate offered is six cents.

Unknown Sunken Vessel - Port Colborne, Nov. 22nd - The propeller Lake Ontario, which arrived from Toledo yesterday, reports that some large unknown three masted vessel has been sunk off Gull Island on the course from Long Point here.

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WELLAND CANAL ACCIDENT.

The propeller Europe, loaded by Mr. Wilson, of this city, at Northport for Buffalo, some 1,800 bushels barley, and left for the canal, passing through No. 1 lock at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. While the Europe was in the lock, and the lock tenders commenced hoisting water, the snub line slipped off the pile and she went ahead, carrying away the head gates, and, backing up, tore away the lower gates and ran into the schooner Filmore, lying below the lock, smashing her stern and causing the water to pour in rapidly; she tore up the piles from the wharf, running out into the harbor and smashed a yawl boat to pieces. The Europe continued to back up, and ran into a wharf below the tug office, carrying away several stringers, etc. The Europe received little damage. The damage to the schooner Filmore will amount to considerable, as she will have to unload the cargo of iron she has on board and be placed on the dry dock for repairs. She was bound from Kingston to Chicago with a load of railroad iron, at $3 per ton, which she had guaranteed to deliver at Chicago this Fall. The propellers Dominion and Niagara, the former being also loaded with barley by Mr. Wilson, locked ahead of the Europe, and will be able to proceed through the canal. A dam will be placed above lock 1 and vessels can then proceed via the new canal. Navigation will be impeded for several days.


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Date of Original:
Nov. 22, 1881
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KN.14372
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1881