The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 3, 1885

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p.2 General Items - Twenty-five years ago yesterday (Nov. 25th) the barque Tornado was wrecked on Wolfe Island and the crew washed overboard and lost before she struck. The weather at that time was similar to that of yesterday. Twenty vessels were lost during that night.

The steamer Alanson Sumner was bought yesterday by Globe & Macfarlane, Oswego, for $3,050. The Sumner was built about a dozen years ago by the firm who bid her in and cost $35,000.

The schooner Philo Bennett arrived last night in tow to the McArthur, and lies at the foot of Clarence Street. The charge for rescuing the craft is said to be about $1,000. The insurance company will not be liable for any part of it, as the damages to not amount to a general average. The schooner is rated to be worth about $2,300.

p.8 Deseronto Doings - (part) Shipping business has been unusually brisk for the past week. There could be seen one morning this week twenty boats in the harbor, some coming and others going, including sloops, schooners, steamers and steam barges. The tug Rescue is on the marine railway, receiving a new wheel. Steam barges Resolute and Reliance have been laid up for the season, but the Nile and consort are still busy freighting lumber and bunch wood to bay ports.

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 3, 1885