The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1885

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p.2 General Items - Capt. John Gibson, a well-known lake sailor, died suddenly at his home, Oswego, on Tuesday. Captain Gibson had commanded a great many vessels on the lakes and was universally respected.

Capt. J.T. Jackson, long known on the lakes as an able master, but lately retired to Lake Benton, Minn., was drowned there a short time ago. He last sailed the schr. E.J. McVea, of which he was part owner.

The schr. Jane McLeod, of Goderich, from Oswego, with coal, was dismasted on Thursday off Braddock's Point in a squall. She was towed into Charlotte.

p.5 The Island Belle Burned - The passenger steamer Island Belle, owned by N.S. Whipple, of Detroit, took fire and was burned to the water's edge in that city, on Sunday, and is a total loss. She was built by Johnson at Clayton in 1875, registered 86 tons, rate A 1 1/2, and was valued at $11,000 in Inland Lloyds. She was insured in different companies for the sum of $9,000. The boat was both popular and well-known for years in the Thousand Isles, and her loss is like that of an old friend.

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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1885