The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1886

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p.8 A Steamer Wind Bound - Varuna on way from camp ground to Picton and Trenton; owing to heavy gale passengers solicited captain to delay steamer.


[Montreal Witness]

Messrs. Reid & Fleming, contractors for the Lachine Bridge, immediately after the accident to the dredge, on Thursday, telegraphed to Kingston for Capt. Donnelly, the experienced wrecker. Captain Donnelly visited the wreck yesterday, and this morning came to town to arrange for scow and tackle. In conversation with a Witness reporter, Captain Donnelly said that his intention was to get to work as soon as possible and raise the dredge sufficiently to tow her into still water, where she will be righted. He reports her now drawing twenty-five feet of water, and lying on her side in a very strong current. As for the damage he believes it considerable. Although right in the steamboat channel he reports plenty of room, except perhaps for rafts, but on inviting an experienced raftsman to visit the wreck, the raftsman decided that rafts might pass without any danger. The dredge cost originally about $30,000, but is now valued at $18,000.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1886