The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1882

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Rumored Loss of A Vessel.

This afternoon a telegram was received from an Oswego newspaper asking for particulars of the loss of the schooner Enterprise. A Whig reporter learned that on Tuesday, as Capt. Ellman, of the schr. Elgin, and Capt. Beaupre were returning from Oswego, they saw, about 12 or 14 miles outside of the False Ducks, a vessel bound towards Oswego. She was seen through a marine glass and believed to be the schr. Enterprise.

The wind was favorable and the steamer (sic) was ploughing along bravely. These are the only particulars that can be learned of her. She may have encountered adverse winds and been driven back, but no news as to her loss has been received. She was grain laden from some port on the Bay of Quinte, is owned by H.B. Rathbun & Sons, rates B-1, and valued at $2,500. She was built in June, 1855, at Port Hope, and was of 108 tons burthen. She was repaired in 1880, in fact rebuilt, and was considered seaworthy.

Yesterday's Storm.

Port Lambton, Nov. 24th - The tug Colin Munro, owned by Capt. Thos. Menton, sank at her dock at Baby's Point last night during the storm. George Johnson, the fireman, acting as watchman, is missing.

Buffalo, Nov. 24th - Early this morning a very severe storm broke over the city. The schr. J.W. Doare, from Erie, was forced ashore at the breakwater and became a total wreck. The steam barge Empire arrived safely, having broken away from her tow, two schooners, the Gorton and R.H. Moor, which are feared to be lost. Undoubtedly more casualties will be reported.

Chicago, Nov. 23rd - The schrs. Graton and A.H. Moss are ashore, the first at Sand Wharf and the latter at the foot of Georgia Street. The crews were saved. This morning the floating elevator, American Grant, in the Blackwell Canal, was blown down. No lives were lost. Loss $15,000.

p.3 Here & There - John Prinyer, Collector of Customs at Cressy, picked up 30 barrels of apples and sent them to Picton. They were some of the wreckage of the barge Cora & Carrie.

one of the elevators the M.T. Co. used to elevate grain from railroad cars into sloop Lorraine.

Burning Of The Peel - an account from one of the conspirators.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1882