The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1886

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p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The cargo of the prop. Myles was insured for $24,000 in the Phoenix and $13,000 in the Continental Company.


The engine in the prop. Myles is worth $18,000.

The str. Maud only makes one trip daily to Cape Vincent now.

There were over 1,800 bushels of grain discharged at Eilbeck's elevator today.

The barge Lark is being repaired on the K. & M.F. Company's ways, Portsmouth.

The schrs. Dudley and Julia are loading 24,300 bushels of barley for Oswego.

Capt. John Donnelly has secured the contract to raise the prop. Myles. He is paid by the day for the use of the pumps and workmen.

The Gulnair, which was towed by the prop. Myles, is receiving new topmasts, and will sail the balance of the season as a schooner.

The schr. Gipsy and strs. Norseman and Hero will receive extensive repairs in Peter Mitchell's yard, Portsmouth, this winter.

Arrivals - schr. Singapore, Charlotte, 399 tons coal; schr. Laura, Washburn, Wis., 22,200 bush. corn; prop. Bruno, Washburn, Wis., 17,500 bush. corn.

Capt. Newman was on a scow when it suddenly turned about and the boom tossed him overboard. The captain swam along and got on board again before the crew knew what had happened.

The crew of the founded Belle Mitchell were Capt. Rusho, David Dick and wife, James Dick, George Beaupre, all of Clayton, N.Y.; John Calldeck and a cabin boy named Colen, of Ontario. The bodies are expected to be found near Erie, Pa.

C.J. Myles, son of the owner of the prop. Myles, sunk in the harbour, will superintend the raising of her. Before the accident the boat had been chartered to carry 800 tons of coal from Oswego to Port Arthur. Freight, $1.50 per ton. She was also booked to load a very dangerous cargo at Cleveland for Port Arthur. It would have consisted of 200 barrels of coal oil, powder and a lot of merchandise.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1886