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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1883

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The steamer James Lee struck a skiff near President's Island last night. A man, woman and boy were drowned..

The divided parts of the steamer Athabasca have passed through the Cornwall locks. The parts are in tow of the strs. Calvin and Hastings.

The Norseman will make her last trip for the season on or about the 17th inst. It is said that the Captain is now wearing a pair of fur-lined pants.

The steam yacht Minnie, of Alexandria Bay, has passed down the river from the Rideau Canal, where she was with a party of hunters. They had a heap of dead duck on board.

The schr. Guiding Star has gone ashore about twelve miles north of Milwaukee. The Captain reports that he was coming down with a fair wind, the night being very dark, when the schooner struck bottom and filled with water. The bottom was very rocky and the vessel is said to be in a bad shape. The crew escaped. The vessel was owned at Oswego by M.J. Cummings and was built in 1869. She was valued at $10,000; insured for $3,500.

The schr. Siberia is a total loss. This information comes to Messrs. Calvin & Son, Garden Island, owners of the vessel. The vessel, it will be remembered, ran ashore at Long Point, Lake Erie. The bottom, it is supposed, has gone out of her. She was valued at $6,000. There was no insurance. The timber will be taken out of the vessel if the weather permits. The storms on Lake Erie are very severe. The Garden Island firm have been unfortunate this year.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1883