The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1886

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p.7 ad - Original Bay of Quinte Line - Change of Time - str. Hero, C.H. Nicholson, master, with schedule. Oct. 2nd.

ad - Montreal & Bay Ports - str. Alexandria, with renewed schedule. Oct. 13th



The barge Denmark is in port with 243 tons of coal from Oswego.

The schr. Julia expected to clear from Gananoque today with barley for Oswego.

The sloop Gipsy was driven ashore at Mud Island in the American channel yesterday, but is not damaged.

The schr. Mary is anchored in the harbour. Her main boom is said to have been carried away.

The prop. Ocean, from Montreal, passed up yesterday. It is likely that she ran into South Bay for shelter.

The tug Active, with four barges laden with coal, arrived from Oswego yesterday. The barges were taken to Montreal by the steamer Thompson.

The schr. Westside, of Oswego, from Chicago with grain for Ogdensburg, had a lively trip down. Her main-sail was blown away, and fore-sail split.

The schr. A.M. Foster, discharging wood at the Grove Inn dock, pounded it so badly that she had to be scuttled to save her from being broken. She was raised today.

The schr. Mary Copley reached Cape Vincent this morning after being out all night on the lake. The bulwarks had to be cut away to let the water sweep across the decks.

The schr. A. Falconer started from Toronto with a cargo of wheat for Kingston on Tuesday. She was forced by the gale to run back to Toronto. She is waiting for the wind to subside.

The schr. Jessie Breck came from Charlotte yesterday with 700 tons of soft coal for Swift. On her way to Kingston about twenty tons of coal was washed from her deck.

Henry Jerow, one of the crew, slept on the steamer John Thorn last night. He was not disturbed by the gale, notwithstanding that it rocked the steamer violently, and carried away twenty-five feet of her shade deck. After this damage had been done, the mate Mr. Rees, awakened Jerow. He was surprised to hear of what had transpired.

A three masted vessel foundered yesterday three miles off Port Colborne. The tug Rooth reports that the foundered vessel is the George M. Case, grain laden, from Chicago to Buffalo. Four of the crew clinging to the spars which stuck up out of the water were saved. The captain, cook and one man went down with the vessel. Their bodies have not been recovered.

A Mighty Blow - winds hit 60 m.p.h.;... "The lake was very rough, the water in the harbor being so agitated that it was tossed far across the wharves. Wood, timber and coal on various docks were swept off. It is expected that much danger and disaster on the lakes will be reported."...

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1886