The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 13, 1886

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The schr. St. Louis cleared for Oswego to load coal for Hamilton.

The tug McArthur left on Saturday with a raft of light lock bands for Quebec.

In three weeks the sloop Twilight has carried from Belleville 75,000 brick for Mr. A. McCartney.

The fifty fathoms of line, reported stolen from the schr. Monguagon, was found this morning. It had fallen overboard.

The steamer Puritan has been pumped out and placed upon the ways at Deseronto under the supervision of J. Donnelly, jr.

While loading the schr. Philo Bennett at Conway Mr. Stockers had the bones of one of his legs fractured. A bale of hay rolled against it.

The schr. M.J. Cummings ran into the steam barge Fayette in the River St. Clair and lost her bowsprit and jibboom. Her stern was driven inward. The blow on her port quarter from the Union was a severe one. From the stern to the forward end of the cabin the rail and bulwarks were smashed, the cabin itself is started, and the mizzenmast is broken under deck. The main boom was carried away. The craft is being surveyed at Buffalo.

Arrivals - schr. Julia, Charlotte, 207 tons coal; str. D.G. Thompson, Oswego, four barges in tow for Montreal; schr. Clara White, Oswego, 116 tons coal; schr. Oliver Mowat, Oswego, 538 tons coal; schr. Philo Bennett, Conway, hay; sloop Twilight, Belleville, 26,000 bricks.

The Prop Oconto Sinks.

Yesterday while workmen were unloading the prop. Oconto, wrecked near Fisher's Landing, they heard the timbers crack, and she began to sink. All jumped from the boat except Joseph Jellie, of Ogdensburg. He was carried down with her. As soon as he saw she was sinking he grasped the rope which he was fastening to a package and clung to it for his life. Before the boat struck bottom he was clear of her, and when the force of the suction from the sinking boat was spent he was pulled to the surface and carried ashore. Not more than one fourth of the cargo was removed. The boat sank stern foremost, and lies in 140 feet of water at the stern and 70 at the bow. Her topmast sticks above the surface a short distance.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 13, 1886