The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1886

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The prop. Reliance has cleared for Toronto with lumber.

The schr. Falconer is discharging lumber at Oswego.

The props. Ocean and Lake Ontario called at Swift' wharf today.

The schr. Folger has gone to Amherst Island to load barley for Oswego.

The schr. Dudley has been chartered to load barley here for Oswego.

The schr. Craftsman, owned by W. Lewis, of this city, has arrived at Ashtabula with iron ore.

The schr. North Star is anchored in the harbour. She is going to Oswego with lumber.

The prop. Lake Michigan, from Sandusky, lightened 5,000 bushels of corn and proceeded to Montreal.

The schr. Nevada, laden with grain for Buffalo, ran ashore in Lake Huron a few days ago.

The prop. Scotia and schr. Craftsman are en route from Ashtabula to Port Arthur with coal.

The steamer John Thorn cleared for Clayton today. She will be hauled out at that place and receive a general overhauling for next season's business.

Capt. Taylor, sr., says when he sailed on the lakes he left Port Dalhousie for Ogdensburg with a cargo of flour on the 17th of December. He arrived in Kingston on Christmas eve.

The steam yacht St. Julian, owned by Capt. Davis, of Gananoque, has arrived. She will be lengthened 15 feet at Davis' shipyard and be otherwise repaired. In the spring she will be taken to British Columbia.

The schr. Gipsy, which ran ashore at Mud Island a few days ago, will be hauled out at Davis and receive, besides other repairs, a new keel box. The Two Brothers was hauled out at the same yard this afternoon for recaulking.

Richardson & Son's elevator - sloop Lorraine, from Gananoque, discharging 1,000 bush. peas. The Julia has cleared from Gananoque for Oswego, with 4,500 bush. The schr. O.S. Norris is loading 8,500 bush. of barley at Amherst Island, and the sloop Balleau, 4,000 bush. of barley at Consecon, for Oswego, and the sloop Minnie, from St. John's Island, discharged 800 bushels of peas.

There seems to be little doubt of the loss of the schr. Belle Mitchell in the great storm, as nothing has been heard from her since. She is the only vessel missing on Lake Erie. A great deal of wreckage has been found between Erie and Long Point. The Mitchell is owned chiefly by F.D. Baker. His three-fourths interest is insured for $5,600. Captain Rusho, Clayton, her master, owned the rest. A sister and two brothers-in-law of Capt. Rusho, Clayton, were on board the ill-fated craft. The last seen of the schooner was from the schooner Hartford. She was then in trouble, having lost a portion of her headsails.

p.8 Carl Fechter's Letter - briefly mentions several early steamboats.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1886