The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1885

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p.2 General Items - When the barge Adventure struck down the river two of the sailors leaped into the water and had to swim a mile before shore was reached.

Thursday the schooner Cornelia, Capt. Hollenbeck, arrived at Clayton from Deseronto with lumber. After the lines were made fast the mate, E. Consaul, stepped ashore with his arm in a bandage. A new cook objected to the mate drying his sea boots in the galley, and on the morning in question the mate found his boots on the floor, and immediately hung them up to dry as had been his custom. The cook made a rush for him with the teakettle, but was pushed away. She then seized a carving knife and in the struggle gave Consaul three gashes across the wrist.

The schr. Magdalla, laden with coal, during the gale of Tuesday dragged her anchor and ran ashore near Oshawa.

The sloop Empress, which sunk at Trenton a few days ago, was raised and hauled out at Deseronto and repaired.

p.4 General Items - The depression in the lake carrying trade and the consequent low scale of wages has resulted in driving a large number of sailors away from the lakes. President Powers says there are barely enough men left in Chicago to man the vessels in commission, and many are seeking berths on salt water.

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1885