The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 22, 1882

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p.3 A Vessel's Record - The schr. E.H. Rutherford sailed from Hamilton Oct. 31st for Kingston. She delivered her cargo, returned to Hamilton, loaded again for Oswego, went to Sodus Point, loaded coal for Hamilton; left Hamilton light and proceeded to Oshawa; waited four days to load and left on the 5th for Charlotte; delivered that load, proceeded to Sodus Point and again loaded coal for Hamilton; left Hamilton on December 2nd, light, and went to Port Hope; loaded 20,508 bushels of barley for Charlotte and arrived in that port on December 7th. In all this time she carried 72,800 bushels of grain and 1,000 tons of coal. This was performed, says the Times, after some so-called rapid vessels had gone into winter quarters.

Dec. 23, 1882

p.2 Waiting For The Report - Capt. McElhinney, representing the Marine Department, has completed his investigation in regard to the reported robbery of the bodies of those floated ashore from the schr. Henry Folger. The evidence of a great many has been taken, but the nature of it remains a secret for the present. The report of the Captain is anticipated with much interest. The Picton Gazette contemplates the statements of Captain Dennis very seriously. It is due, it says, to the people of Prince Edward that their truth or falsity should be established. Large quantities of the coal composing the cargo of the wrecked vessel have been recovered and sold in Picton at $1 per ton.

The Picton Times, to hand today, announces that Capt. McElhinney has discovered the charges of dishonesty to be in the main groundless, and that in all probability at least two life-saving stations will be established between Brighton and South Bay Point. It is certainly high time these stations were established, and they should be in operation before next season is far advanced.

Dec. 25, 1882

not published

Dec. 26, 1882


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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 22, 1882