The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1883

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Vessel men at Port Dalhousie have hard limes. On Saturday night some rascals boarded the schooner St. Louis and rifled the larder. On leaving the vessel the rascals met a drunken tailor and stripped him of all his clothing except an undershirt and stockings.

The schooner Mary L. Breck, loaded with coal, in coming through the Burlington Canal, near Hamilton, had a narrow escape from colliding with the E.R.C. Proctor. The Breck, drawing 12 feet, struck bottom. This caused her to sheer. The captain threw the anchor overboard, and the vessel was stopped within ten or twelve feet of the Proctor.

The prop. Prussia arrived here last night at 10 o'clock and tied up at Swift's wharf. She is quite a wreck internally. The grain in her, 8,000 bushels, terribly damaged, was sold for $150 to Messrs. Richardson, who are shipping it to Oswego. The craft will at once go on the dry dock for repairs. Her bow is knocked in, and she is leaking aft, though the latter may be caused by a defective pipe. On Monday night when her bow was above water a heavy gale occurred and but for the exertions of Capt. Donnelly and his men the propeller would have gone down again. The wind blew a hurricane.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1883