The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1882

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The tug McArthur is still at the rescue of the schr. Eliza Quinlan, ashore at Poplar Point. The vessel is owned by William Vankleek and Jacob Collier of South Marysburg. The Picton Gazette says that, before their rescue the crew were in a most perilous position for several hours but were eventually rescued through the gallant efforts of Mr. Jackson Bongard, of Long Point, and a picked crew, who heroically manned a fishing boat and brought them safely to shore. A lake captain expressed the belief that no other men could have accomplished the perilous undertaking. The Quinlan was unfortunately uninsured. The belief is pretty general that she is damaged beyond the possibility of repair.

The McArthur could not go near the vessel yesterday, owing to a heavy sea. She is covered with ice so that it will be difficult to handle her. She may have to lay in the present position all winter; in that case, in the spring her pieces may be picked up.

On Monday Sol Slate left in the scow Handy Andy from the north side of Grindstone Island for Gananoque for coal and provisions. A squall came on and Hub Garnsey discovered the scow labouring in the sea off Hay Island. Two of Slate's brothers put out to assist in the management of the scow, but had hardly gone a hundred yards before the skiff was capsized. They nearly perished. Righting the boat they returned, but in the darkness and storm the scow was not discovered. It is feared that the scow sunk in the squall. Slate has a wife and several children.

The Norseman is in Port Hope, where she will winter. Mr. Gildersleeve intends to expend several thousand dollars in making repairs to her boiler and engine.

p.3 On His Way Home - Capt. Dennis of Clayton, made arrangements for bodies from wreck of Folger at Salmon Point.

Here & There - tug Gardiner not laid up yet.

Both Wiley and Longton, lost off the Folger have been wrecked before and saved themselves by swimming ashore.

worry about schr. Great Western - she arrived here.

p.4 Captain Jones' Ghost - a tale of seeing ghost in cross-trees during storm on Lake Ontario; schooner was wrecked later that night.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1882