The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1885

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p.2 General Items - Captain John McDowell, of the ill-fated schooner George B. Sloan, had a trunk containing clothing stolen from where it had been left by the life-saving crew. A satchel belonging to the cook, was picked up on the beach. The police officers searched a number of houses, but were unable to find anything. The satchel contained $50 or $75. The mainmast of the schooner Sloan, which went ashore, has been cut up into convenient lengths by enterprising Oswegoians. The stick was worth about $75. A number of arrests will follow.

Capt. Duncan Christie is acting captain of the steamer Gipsy, Capt. Anderson having been transferred to the str. Armenia, which is again running.

The steamer Conqueror, at Garden Island, has been pumped out and will be repaired. It is possible that she will be planked on the bottom.

The schr. Hannah Butler has been abandoned by her owners. The damaged grain is selling at 20 cents per bushel, for the benefit of the underwriters.

The schr. Magdala, which went ashore near Oshawa, a couple of weeks ago, is a total wreck. The vessel's back was broken the night she ran ashore. Capt. Farewell's loss will be $4,000.

The wages paid to sailors at this port are $1.50 a day, for service on Lake Ontario, and $2 per day for service through the canal.

Captain Chase, of schr. Jura, taken ill and removed to Milford, is recovering.

The Alexandria will make two more trips, between the head of the Bay and Montreal.

Town & Country - Mr. J. Brown has returned from Howe Island, where he superintended the construction of a pier near the ferry wharf. He has also erected on the pier a derrick for hoisting stone into vessels. Mr. Brown has the contract to furnish 2,000 tons of stone for work in Toronto harbor. He has shipped about 300 tons, and expects, before the winter sets in, to finish his contract.

Killed At Owen Sound - Thomas Cochrane fell into hold of str. Alberta; had been head waiter on the steamer.

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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1885