The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1886

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The prop. Ocean, from Toronto, called at Swift's wharf.

Eilbeck is loading the schr. Clara White with 4,500 bushels of barley for Oswego.

The schr. Clara White made the run from Oswego to Kingston in four hours and thirty-five minutes.

The prop. Sir Leonard Tilley and consorts are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston with wheat from Duluth.

Richardson's elevator - sloop Lorraine, 5,000 bushels barley, Prescott; schrs. O.S. Storrs and Dudley are at Amherst Island, loading 26,000 bushels of barley for Oswego.

"It is a remarkable fact," said a mariner on Saturday, "that every year we hear of one or more Oswego vessels foundering during gales. I can't tell you the reason, but the fact is patent to all who know anything about navigation. There must be some defect in the construction of the vessels." Although over a week has elapsed nothing has been heard of the schr. Belle Mitchell since the big blow.

The schr. Elgin, Capt. Coulson, left here about the13th inst. with a cargo of rye for Toronto. On the way up she was caught in a heavy gale which prevailed recently and was pretty badly used for a while. She braved the storm, however, without being injured and reached Toronto on the evening of the 15th inst. After discharging her cargo she was reloaded with 10,900 bushels of barley for Sodus Point. From there she went to Oswego and loaded coal for Kingston.

The schr. Ella Murton, with 415 tons of iron ore for Cleveland, was struck by a fierce squall on Thursday morning last and everything above deck went overboard. The fore and main masts, bowsprit, jib-boom, all the vessel's headgear and canvas, with the exception of the foresail and foregafftopsail, which fell on the deck, were lost, and the handsome schooner was in an instant transformed into a drifting hulk. For twelve hours the vessel rolled in the trough of the tremendous sea, the decks meanwhile swimming with water. Finally all hands took to the life boat and after three hours reached Alcott, N.Y. The tug Neelon picked the schooner up and towed her to Port Dalhousie.

Arrivals: steamer Col. By and barges, Cape Vincent, light; prop. Cuba, Duluth, 24,000 bush. corn; schr. Wm. Elgin, Oswego, 256 tons coal; prop. Lincoln, Toledo, 17,104 bush. corn; schr. Lisgar, Toledo, 22,500 bush. corn; schr. Gleniffer, Toledo, 21,500 bush. corn.

Cleared: schr. George Suffel, Oswego, 4,756 bush. barley.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1886