The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1883

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The schr. Seabird is still aground on Navy Bay.

The schr. White Oak is discharging coal at Toronto.

The canal survey is going on between Morton and Gananoque.

The Meteorological Office has ordered up the cautionary storm signal No. 1.

The canal boat Nelse Stone has been sold to James McDonald, the former owner of the Pride of America.

The schooner Nevada arrived at Cape Vincent last night. Her sails and bulwark were carried away in Monday night's gale.

R.J. Ellbeck, who purchased the steam barge Clinton's damaged cargo, and sold it at Oswego, made a good stamp out of it.

The yacht Tourist left Oswego yesterday afternoon for Pultneyville. In running back they missed the piers and went on the beach east of the life-saving station. Crew safe.

The schr. Wm. H. Vanderbilt, from Escanaba to Buffalo, loaded with iron ore, sank off Long Point about 2 o'clock yesterday morning during a heavy gale. All hands were saved.

The schooners Norway and Hercules went ashore yesterday morning east of the piers at Port Colborne. The Hercules with lumber. The crew got ashore all safe.

The spars had been taken out of the wreck of the Foster at Oswego. She has been lying where she struck since last fall. Some time during Monday night the hull lightened and floated off down the lake.

The contractors for the Murray Canal have got the timber cleared so that one can see from one end of the route to the other. They have two steam cranes in use, and at one end a steam dredge. The main part of the earthwork is now at water level.

The Athabaska, the first of the C.P.R. steamships, has arrived in Montreal after a run of 20 days from Glasgow. She will be cut in two for passage through the upper canals, two bulkheads being built just at the point where this cut will be made, and all that is necessary is to remove the heads of the rivets.

Accident To The Schr. Norway.

The schr. Norway during the storm of Monday night was dismasted at Port Colborne. She is laden with pine timber, and a vessel will be sent from Kingston to secure her cargo. This vessel has had four accidents since she was launched. A few years ago she rolled over and was dismasted in Lake Huron while under the command of Capt. Malone. Then she went ashore on Point au Pelee reef, Lake Erie. Two years ago, off Prince Edward coast, she was wrecked and her entire crew drowned. She is a very unfortunate craft.

A Vessel Gone Ashore.

Capt. Bruce, of the schr. Typo, arrived this morning and announced that his vessel had been wrecked on Amherst Island. She was from Milwaukee, bound to Kingston, and carried 22,500 bushels of wheat. On Monday night the storm struck and drove the vessel towards the Island. On Tuesday, about 3 o'clock, during a violent blow and downpour of rain the craft went ashore. She is greatly damaged and her hold is full of water. She is reported to be twisted out of shape and to have had "her back broken," to quote a nautical term. She is owned by Byler Bros., of Milwaukee, and is insured; so is the grain. The captain and "subs" had to remain aboard from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Kingston was reached by way of Deseronto.

Here & There - Patsy O'Neil, formerly cook on the Queen of the Lakes, has come into possession of 3,500 acres of land near Cork, Ireland, and $1,200 a year.

yacht Rhoda from Oswego cruising on bay - list of crew.

Will Run the Steamer Norseman There - to Weller's Bay - McMullens are busy improving the harbour, putting in docks and dredging bay.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1883